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Encarnacion hits 3 HRs, 9 RBIs as Blue Jays rout Tigers

Edwin Encarnacion found a grand way to cap off his homer hat trick. Encarnacion hit three home runs, prompting Toronto fans to toss their hats onto the field, and tied a team record with nine RBIs as the high-scoring Blue Jays routed the Detroit Tigers 15-1 Saturday. "He's some kind of locked in," manager John Gibbons said. Encarnacion extended his hitting streak to 24 games, the longest in the majors this season, with a three-run homer off Buck Farmer (0-3) in the first inning. Encarnacion hit a two-run shot off Guido Knudson in the sixth, then connected for a grand slam against Alex Wilson in the seventh as the AL East leaders battered away. The game was paused...

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