Edwin Encarnacion hit three home runs and tied a Toronto record with nine RBIs as the high-scoring Blue Jays routed the Detroit Tigers, 15-1, on Saturday.
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 briefly after Encarnacion's slam when dozens of fans tossed caps onto the outfield to honor his homer hat trick.
Encarnacion was left on deck for the final out in the...