Latest Luis Castillo News

Mariners believe snapping playoff drought only the beginning

Oct. 17, 2022 15:16 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners' season boiled down to a combination of undeniable success and a disappointing conclusion. The year was filled with peaks and valleys that included an unforgettable summer in the Pacific Northwest that made baseball fun again and brought the...

Alvarez homers again, Astros top Mariners 4-2, lead ALDS 2-0

Oct. 13, 2022 21:47 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — With every big swing, Yordan Alvarez is owning this October A ferocious comeback for the powerful slugger who struggled in Houston's loss to the Atlanta Braves in last year's World Series. Alvarez and his mighty bat did it yet again, launching a...

Astros starters rock hair extensions for postseason 'dos

Oct. 12, 2022 15:34 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Astros starters Framber Valdez and Luis Garcia look like naturals on the mound, even in the hairiest of situations. A lot of work to make it seem that easy — at the ballpark and, as it turns out, at the barber shop. Both pitchers completed their...

Alvarez hits 3-run HR vs Ray in 9th, Astros jolt M's in ALDS

Oct. 11, 2022 22:50 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Yordan Alvarez wrecked all of Seattle’s carefully crafted strategy with one colossal swing. The Mariners came to the postseason with a plan. Down to their last out, the October-tested Houston Astros weren’t so easily outmatched. Alvarez smashed a...

Astros' Phil Maton out for playoffs after punching locker

Oct. 11, 2022 13:45 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Astros reliever Phil Maton revealed Tuesday that he broke his right pinkie when he punched a locker in frustration after Houston's regular-season finale and will miss the postseason. Maton had surgery Monday to repair the fractured finger on his pitching hand. ...

Seattle to throw Castillo in ALDS Game 2 vs Houston's Valdez

Oct. 11, 2022 13:11 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Seattle’s Luis Castillo will oppose Houston’s Framber Valdez in Game 2 of their American League Division Series on Thursday. It will be the second start of the postseason for Castillo, who won Game 1 of Seattle’s wild-card series against Toronto. Castillo, who...

Verlander returns to playoffs as Astros host Seattle in ALDS

Oct. 10, 2022 19:48 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — When Justin Verlander takes the mound for the Houston Astros in Game 1 of the AL Division Series on Tuesday against the Seattle Mariners, it will have been almost three years since his last playoff appearance. Verlander, who missed almost two seasons after Tommy...

Gilbert, Kirby anchors for Mariners now and into future

Oct. 10, 2022 19:04 PM EDT

The Seattle Mariners turned to George Kirby to close out the team's wild-card sweep against Toronto. Logan Gilbert gets the ball for Seattle's return to the AL Division Series. The Mariners have two of baseball's best young arms in Kirby and Gilbert, and they are...

Castillo sharp, Mariners blank Jays 4-0 in wild-card opener

Oct. 07, 2022 20:30 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Seattle Mariners gave Luis Castillo a three-run lead before he threw his first pitch in Friday’s wild-card opener against the Toronto Blue Jays. It was all the support he would need, and more. Castillo and Andrés Muñoz combined on a shutout,...

Mariners, Blue Jays set rosters ahead of wild card series

Oct. 07, 2022 14:06 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays are carrying 13 pitchers and 13 position players on their roster for the wild-card series against the Seattle Mariners, including former Seattle All-Star left-hander Yusei Kikuchi, who lost his spot in the rotation this season. The Mariners will...