Alvarez put Houston on top in the bottom of the sixth inning with a two-run homer, where they would stay and hold on to grab a 2-0 series lead.
Now, as the series shifts to T-Mobile Park for the first postseason game in Seattle since Game 2 of the 2001 ALCS, the Mariners face elimination.
But they aren’t panicking.
On Twitter, the Mariners gave a request for fans who will be in attendance for Game 3, telling them to bring the energy to T-Mobile Park on Saturday.
Seattle, get ready to bring the energy for Game 3 at T-Mobile Park. pic.twitter.com/2egKxzCEAt
— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) October 13, 2022
Mariners Set For Game 3
Despite the Mariners facing elimination and needing three straight wins in order to advance to the ALCS, the crowd at T-Mobile Park is going to be electric.
After all, the Mariners have not played a postseason game at home in over 20 years.
It’s been a long time coming for fans, and they’re ready to see their Mariners take the field at home for a playoff game.
Houston may be one win away from their sixth straight ALCS appearance, but fans in Seattle haven’t had a chance to experience something like this in quite some time.
Saturday marks a chance to experience the bright lights of the postseason, not just for the fans, but for the team as well.
Seattle will send right-hander George Kirby to the mound in hopes of staving off elimination.
Kirby went 8-5 with a 3.39 ERA in 2022.
He’ll square off against an experienced postseason starter in Lance McCullers, who went 4-2 with a 2.27 ERA this season.
Can the Mariners stay alive, or will the Astros make another trip to the ALCS?