Blue Jays' Encarnacion hits 3 HRs against Tigers
TORONTO (AP) Edwin Encarnacion hit a grand slam in the seventh inning for his third home run of the game in Saturday's contest against Detroit.
Encarnacion extended his hitting streak to 24 games with a three-run blast off Buck Farmer in the first, drilled a two-run shot off Guido Knudson in the sixth, then connected off Alex Wilson in the seventh.
Encarnacion has tied a Blue Jays record with nine RBIs. Toronto leads 15-1 after seven.
The game was paused briefly after the grand slam as dozens of fans tossed caps onto the outfield to honor Encarnacion's homer hat trick.
Encarnacion's hitting streak is the longest in the majors this season and the longest since Colorado's Nolan Arenado had a 28-game run in 2014.