• Encarnacion powers Blue Jays past Red Sox

    Summary of 4 articles · Updated May 1, 2013
    Although Encarnacion walked away a hero, the Blue Jays almost spoiled yet another game. However, things took a quick and dramatic turn for the Blue Jays in the bottom half of the inning, when the streaking Edwin Encarnacion came to the plate with a man on. "They've got a quick-strike offense and they swung the bats very well tonight," Red Sox manager John Farrell said of the Blue Jays. Tazawa, who surrendered the game-deciding hit to Encarnacion, has allowed only three home runs in his past 56 2/3 innings. "One mislocated pitch. ... And yet here we are: The Red Sox and Yankees lead the division, and the Maple Leafs are not only back, but in the playoffs for the first time since Nazem Kadri was in middle school. And on a local level, the NHL lockout meant that hockey might not be on the sports page when the season kicked off, and even if it did, the Maple Leafs were on a famous run of futility, one that had Canadian sportswriters flipping through their dictionaries to see if “moribund” is spelled with an extra “u” in the Commonwealth of Nations.
    Source: ESPN.com
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      Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion was named Honda Player of the Month for April, the third consecutive month he has won the award, dating to the 2012 campaign.
      Source: MLB.com
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      This was supposed to be the year the Toronto Blue Jays took over the local sports landscape. This past winter, the Blue Jays finally flexed the financ...
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    • Encarnacion's two-homer game powers Blue Jays

      Edwin Encarnacion hit a two-run homer off reliever Junichi Tazawa over the wall in straightaway center field to help power the Blue Jays to a 9-7 victory over the Red Sox at Rogers Centre on Tuesday.
      Source: MLB.com

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