The Mariners try to end their slide with their series conclusion in Toronto this afternoon. A Mariners loss means the Royals can do no worse than tie for the last Wild Card spot. A Mariners loss coupled with a Royals victory clinches at least some sort of Wild Card spot for the Royals.
The Mariners star Tom Wilhelmsen, who is making his second career start after 211 relief appearances. Wilhelmsen has a 2.10 ERA, but 4 walks per nine innings. He is opposed by Daniel Norris for the Blue Jays. Norris is a former Top 100 prospect who will be making his first career start after two relief appearances since his call-up to the big leagues.