Encarnacion, Bautista power Blue Jays over DiamondbacksPosted: Updated:
PHOENIX -- Edwin Encarnacion and Jose Bautista each hit two-run homers and the Toronto Blue Jays avoided a three-game sweep with a 12-4 rout of the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday.
The major league leaders in home runs brought their team total to 76, and the Blue Jays established a season high for hits with 17. They had 36 for the series and left the desert after belting 10 home runs in the three games.
Encarnacion hit three Friday and added one Saturday to go with his home run Sunday. Manager Cito Gaston thought about giving him Sunday off, but wisely put him in the lineup.
He's 7 for 19 with six homers and 11 RBIs since returning from the disabled list May 17.
Bautista finished with four RBIs, including his two run homer during a five-run fifth inning that staked Shawn Marcum to a big lead.
Bautista also had a two-run single in the third.
Diamondbacks' Tony Abreu sprains left wrist
PHOENIX -- Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Tony Abreu left Sunday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays because of a sprained left wrist.
Abreu was injured tagging out the Blue Jays' Jose Molina at second base in the fifth inning as Molina attempted to stretch a hit into a double. Molina slid hard into Abreu, who immediately hopped around shallow center field in obvious pain holding his left arm.
Abreu was taken out of the game and replaced by Augie Ojeda.
Additional tests were to be administered on Abreu during the game.
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