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Edwin Encarncaion (finger) is in the Blue Jays’ starting lineup for ALCS Game 2 against the Royals, hitting fourth and serving as the team’s designated hitter.

By SI Wire
October 17, 2015

Edwin Encarncaion (finger) is in the Blue Jays’ starting lineup for ALCS Game 2 against the Royals, hitting fourth and serving as the team’s designated hitter.

Encarnacion left Game 1 on Friday against the Kansas City Royals with a ligament sprain in his left middle finger was considered day-to-day. X-rays taken after the game came back negative.

According to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, Encarnacion received a cortisone shot with a numbing agent late Friday.

It wasn’t clear when the injury was sustained.

Encarnacion hit .333 with an OPS of 1.034 in the team’s ALDS win over the Rangers. He was 0 for 3 with a strikeout on Friday before leaving.

The Royals took a 1–0 series lead with a 5–0 win over the Royals.

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- Kenny Ducey

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