Edwin Encarnacion advanced Toronto to the AL Division Series in the Blue Jays' familiar manner — with a big home run.
Encarnacion hit a three-run drive in the 11th inning off Ubaldo Jimenez, and Toronto beat the Baltimore Orioles, 5-2, in Tuesday night's AL wild-card game to advance to a Division Series matchup against old foe Texas.
“It was a very special moment and a very special opportunity,” Encarnacion said through an interpreter.
Jose Bautista also homered for the Blue Jays, who open the division series on Thursday at Texas. Encarnacion's homer brought back memories of the tiebreaking, three-run shot that Bautista hit in the...