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Blue Jays slugger Encarnacion homers for third straight at-bat, extends hitting streak to 25

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TORONTO — Blue Jays slugger Edwin Encarnacion connected in the first inning against Detroit, homering for the third straight at-bat.

Encarnacion hit three home runs and matched a Blue Jays record with nine RBIs in Saturday's 15-1 win over the Tigers.

Sunday's solo drive extended Encarnacion's hitting streak to 25 games, the longest in the majors since a 28-game run by Colorado's Nolan Arenado in 2014.

The home run was Encarnacion's 30th of the season, 11 of which have come in August. He has 35 RBIs this month, breaking the Blue Jays record he shared with Carlos Delgado, who had 34 in June 2003.

The Blue Jays lead baseball with 182 home runs.

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