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10 Edwin Encarnacion DH
Height/Weight: 6-1/230 | Birthdate: 1/7/1983 | Birthplace: La Romana, DR | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Toronto | College: No College | MLB Experience: 11 | Salary: $8,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 100/98 | Average Draft Position: 25.39
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Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion slugs three home runs, drives in nine


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/29/2015) The red-hot Edwin Encarnacion got even hotter with a remarkable performance on Saturday. The Blue Jays' slugger went 3 for 5 with three home runs and nine RBI, which ties the franchise record. The Jays went on to clobber the Tigers in the 15-1 rout.

Encarnacion got the party started when he blasted a three-run shot in the first inning. He added a two-run bomb in the sixth inning before launching a grand slam in the seventh.

With the trio of homers, Encarnacion pushed his hitting streak up to 24 games, which is the longest streak in the Major Leagues this season--it's also the fifth-longest in team history, according to ESPN.com.


Edwin Encarnacion gets hit streak up to 22 games in Jays' loss


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/27/2015) Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion moved his current hitting streak up to 22 games with an RBI double in the 4-1 loss to the Rangers on Thursday.

Encarnacion's double was the only source of runs for the Jays, but it was enough to add to his impressive hitting stretch. He has seven multi-hit games over the 22-game streak, and his season average has gone from .234 to .264.


Blue Jays DH Edwin Encarnacion extends hit streak with slam


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(8/27/2015) Edwin Encarnacion continued his hitting streak in style, cracking a grand slam in the Blue Jays' 12-4 victory against the Rangers. 

Encarnacion's hit streak is now at 21 games, and his sixth-inning slam was the second of the season and the eighth of his career. Encarnacion now has 26 home runs on the season and seven homers and 23 RBIs in August. 


Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion homers to extend hit streak to 20


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/26/2015) Blue Jays designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion continues to roll along. The slugger went 1 for 4 with his 25th home run of the season in Tuesday's 6-5 win over the Rangers. With the longball, Encarnacion pushed his hitting streak to 20 games.

He has six home runs over the 20-game stretch, and his overall batting average is up to .265 which is the highest it's been since the very start of the season.


DH Edwin Encarnacion has huge game as Blue Jays roll


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(8/23/2015) Edwin Encarnacion powered the Blue Jays offense to an impressive sweep of the Angels on Sunday, going 4-for-4 and driving in four runs in a 12-5 rout. 

Encarnacion led a 17-hit attack with a sacrifice fly in the first to put Toronto on the board and flexed his muscle in the fourth with a solo homer, his 24th of the season. 

With four RBIs on the day Encarnacion now has 74 on the season, and also extended his hitting streak to 19 games. 


Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion doubles twice to extend hit streak


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/23/2015) Blue Jays designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion extended his hitting streak to 18 games on Saturday. Encarnacion went 2 for 4 with a pair of doubles and three RBI in the 15-3 drowning of the Angels.

The 18-game streak is the longest active streak in baseball, and is just three shy of matching the longest streak of the season. 


Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion pushes hit streak to 17 games Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/22/2015) Blue Jays slugger Edwin Encarnacion increased his current hitting streak to 17 games with a 1-for-4 effort in Friday's win over the Angels. 

Encarnacion is batting .371 with four home runs and 11 RBI over the course of the streak. His season batting average has risen from .234 to its current mark of .255 with the hot stretch.


Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion hits in 15th straight


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2015) Blue Jays DH Edwin Encarnacion went 1 for 4 with two runs scored and a walk in Tuesday's win over Philadelphia.

Encarnacion homered to move past Jesse Barfield into sixth place on the Blue Jays' career home run list. He also extended his hitting streak to 15 games, the longest current streak in MLB.

Encarnacion is hitting .389 over the streak.


Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion hits in 14th straight


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2015) Blue Jays DH Edwin Encarnacion went 1 for 4 in Sunday's win over the Yankees. 

Encarnacion struck out three times, but his single extended MLB's longest current hitting streak to 14 games. 

Encarnacion is hitting .400 over the streak. 


Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion hits in 12th straight game


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(8/14/2015) Blue Jays' DH Edwin Encarnacion went 1 for 2 with a double and an RBI in Friday's loss to the Yankees. 

Encarnacion extended his hitting streak to 12 games. He's hitting .405 over the streak. 


Jays 1B Edwin Encarnacion back in action Friday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/14/2015) Jays slugging first baseman Edwin Encarnacion is back in action Friday for the first game in a key series against the visiting Yankees.

Encarnacion, who has not played since Sunday, has been dealing with a finger injury. He returns on an 11-game hitting streak and with a slash line of .251/.349/.476.


Blue Jays 1B Edwin Encarnacion available to pinch-hit Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2015) Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion did not return to the starting lineup Thursday against the Athletics, missing a fourth straight start due to a finger injury. He is available to pinch-hit, according to Sportsnet.ca.

Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion (finger) still unable to start Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/12/2015) Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion remains out of the starting lineup on Wednesday, as he will miss a third straight start due to a finger injury. 

Justin Smoak will be at first base, while Chris Colabello fills in as the designated hitter on Wednesday. 


Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion misses second straight game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/11/2015) Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion was sidelined a second straight game Tuesday against the Athletics due to a finger injury.

Encarnacion has hit safely in 11 straight games. He is batting .400 (16 for 40) with two home runs, five doubles, eight RBI, nine runs, eight walks and seven strikeouts during the hitting streak.


Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion out with finger injury


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(8/9/2015) Blue Jays DH Edwin Encarnacion is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Yankees.

Encarnacion has been bothered by a sore middle finger on his left hand. An off day on Monday will give Encarnacion two days to rest the finger. 

Chris Colabello replaces Encarnacion at DH.


Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion hits in 10th straight


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(8/7/2015) Blue Jays DH Edwin Encarnacion went 1 for 5 in Friday's win over the Yankees. 

Encarnacion's 21st double of the year extended his hitting streak to 10 straight games. He's hitting .405 over the streak. 


Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion has big night to extend hit streak


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/6/2015) Blue Jays designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion had himself quite a night at the plate on Thursday. The slugger went 3 for 4 with four RBI, including a two-run home run in the 9-3 clobbering of the Twins.

Encarnacion got the scoring started for the Jays, as he ripped an RBI double in the first inning. In the third, he connected on his 21st home run, extending the lead to 4-0. He later added another RBI double in the sixth to give the Jays their final run of the night. 

With the three-hit night, Encarnacion has pushed his hitting streak up to nine games. Over that stretch, he is hitting .438 (14 for 32) with four doubles, two home runs and eight RBI. 


Edwin Encarnacion returns to Blue Jays lineup on Friday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2015) Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion returned to the starting lineup Friday against the Royals after missing two straight starts due to a finger injury. He started at DH on Friday.

Encarnacion is batting .259 (15 for 58) with two home runs, three doubles, six RBI, five runs, 10 walks and eight strikeouts in his last 16 games.


Blue Jays 1B Edwin Encarnacion out again Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2015) Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion was sidelined a second straight game Thursday against the Royals due to a jammed finger. Chris Colabello started in Encarnacion's absence for a second straight game.

Encarnacion is batting .259 (15 for 58) with two home runs, three doubles, six RBI, five runs, 10 walks and eight strikeouts in his last 16 games.


Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion scratched from lineup on Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/29/2015) Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion was scratched from Wednesday's lineup against the Phillies due to a finger injury. 

Encarnacion is dealing with a jammed middle finger. He underwent X-rays, which came back negative. It is unclear if the slugger will be available off the bench on Wednesday.

Chris Colabello has entered the lineup at first base to replace Encarnacion.


Edwin Encarnacion homers in Blue Jays' win


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2015) Blue Jays DH Edwin Encarnacion went 1 for 3 in Tuesday's win over Oakland. 

Encarnacion hit a solo home run, his 19th of the year and first in the last five games. He's hit in four of the last six.


Blue Jays DH Edwin Encarnacion blasts two-run homer Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/11/2015) Blue Jays designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion gave his club a 2-1 lead with a two-run home run in the top of the fourth inning. The Jays would go on to beat the Royals 6-2 on Saturday.

The homer was Encarnacion's only hit of the game, but it proved to be the game-winner. The slugger now has 18 longballs on the year.


Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion returns after day off


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/10/2015) Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion is back in the lineup for Friday's game against the Royals.

Encarnacion missed Thursday's game versus the White Sox because he was given an off day. He will bat cleanup on Friday.

Encarnacion is hitting .222 with one home run, four RBI and seven walks through eight games in July.


Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion rests for first time in 20 games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2015) Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion received a breather Thursday against the White Sox. It was Encarnacion's first day off since June 18, which was a stretch of 19 consecutive starts at either first base or DH.

Through eight July games, Encarnacion is batting .222 (6 for 27) with one home run, four RBI, one run, seven walks and five strikeouts.


Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion has 17 RBI in last 20 games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2015) Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion belted his 17th home run during a 11-2 win Wednesday against the Red Sox.

The veteran slugger wasted no time getting Toronto on the scoreboard, as he had a one-out, three-run homer off Rick Porcello in the bottom of the first inning. He has five home runs in his last 20 games. He also has 17 RBI in that span.