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Edwin Encarnacion slugs his 14th home run of this month, tying a Blue Jays franchise record

May 27, 2014, 11:23 PM EST

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Adam Lind and Edwin Encarnacion hit back-to-back home runs in bottom of the fifth inning Tuesday night at Rogers Centre, propelling the Blue Jays to a 9-6 victory over the visiting Tampa Bay Rays. It was the eighth straight win for the Blue Jays, who are now 31-22 on the season with a growing first-place lead in the American League East standings.

And that fifth-inning homer by Encarnacion gave him 14 for the month of May — tying a franchise record held by Jose Bautista for most homers in a month.

MLB.com has the video of Encarnacion’s big blast.

The 31-year-old now has a .926 OPS with 16 homers and 42 RBI in 53 total games this season. He finished with 36 homers and 104 RBI in 2014.

  1. nygf - May 27, 2014 at 11:54 PM

    “He finished with 36 homers and 104 RBI in 2014.”

    Great Scott! It appears Biff has leant the Sports Almanac to Silva!

    • nygf - May 27, 2014 at 11:55 PM

      *lent…SMDH

  2. proudlycanadian - May 28, 2014 at 12:13 AM

    It has been a merry month of May for Edwin and the Jays. The big blow in the game was a line drive that Reyes hit off the butt of Cobb in the 5th inning. Cobb went down hard but stayed in the game. The Jays subsequently gave Cobb the bums rush and proceeded to score 4 runs in the inning off him including the back to back home runs by Lind and Encarnacion. Cobb’s miniscule era rose significantly. Juan Francisco would later hit another home run for the Jays. They lead the major league teams in home runs. For the Jay’s, Buehrle now has a 9 and 1 record.

  3. phluffyclouds - May 28, 2014 at 1:15 AM

    EDWINg!

    • nbjays - May 28, 2014 at 6:18 AM

      And yet he gets no love at all in All Star voting… SMH.

      • rdillon99 - May 28, 2014 at 7:14 AM

        I think that most of that voting occurred before EE went on this tear… I’d bet that we’ll see his All-Star vote total rise dramatically over the next few weeks with all the media exposure that he’s gotten.

      • nbjays - May 28, 2014 at 7:17 AM

        I think the stupidest thing is that the ballot has him at DH, so that’s who he’ll be competing against, even though he has started and played more games at first base this season than Jose Abreu, Mark Teixeira, Albert Pujols, Miguel Cabrera or Chris Davis.

  4. wilmyers09 - May 28, 2014 at 7:26 AM

    bluejays are using peds no way they keep scoring 7+ runs almost every game

    • proudlycanadian - May 28, 2014 at 7:46 AM

      LOL!!!!!!!! Sure!!!!!!!!! You forgot to mention Buehrle. Buehrle is obviously on PEDS. With that 84 MPH heater, he must be doing something strange to get the hitters out.

      Personally, I suggest that you try eating Wheaties for breakfast. The breakfast of Champions might improve your cognitive abilities.

      • [citation needed] fka COPO - May 28, 2014 at 9:34 AM

        You don’t get it PC, the ENTIRE TEAM is using! It’s the only way it’s possible.

      • nbjays - May 28, 2014 at 9:51 AM

        PC has already explained this… POUTINE!

    • ptfu - May 28, 2014 at 9:22 AM

      Performance Enhancing Deli’s? Absolutely. My roommate’s cousin’s dog’s sister’s owner’s step-aunt’s brother-in-law’s barber’s dentist saw EE noshing at Caplansky’s just before he got hot. True story.

  5. bengalsucker - May 28, 2014 at 2:29 PM

    Hey Edwin, can we have you back? lol

    -Sincerely, Reds Fan

  6. tmc602014 - May 28, 2014 at 4:11 PM

    I voted for Edwin. 25 times!

  7. johnnyb1976 - May 28, 2014 at 5:17 PM

    Hey Walt that Rolen for Encarnacion trade looks better and better every day! I’m blaming Dusty. It has to be his fault…… Right?

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