TORONTO (AP) -- Edwin Encarnacion hit three home runs and tied a Toronto record with nine RBIs as the AL East-leading Blue Rays routed the Detroit Tigers 15-1 Saturday. Encarnacion extended his hitting streak to 24 games, the longest in the majors this season, with a three-run homer off Buck Farmer (0-3) in the first inning. He hit a two-run shot off Guido Knudson in the sixth, then connected for a grand slam against Alex Wilson in the seventh. The game was paused briefly after Encarnacion's slam when dozens of fans tossed caps onto the outfield to honor his homer hat trick. Encarnacion was left on deck for the final out in the eighth, costing him a chance to match the major league mark for home runs in a game. Roy Howell was the last Blue Jays player with nine RBIs in a game, doing it against the New York Yankees on Sept. 10, 1977, Toronto's debut season. Drew Hutchison (13-2) won his fourth straight start.
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