Toronto 8, Seattle 3
When: 7:07 PM ET, Thursday, September 13, 2012
Blue Jays 8, Mariners 3
Where: Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Jerry Meals, 1B -
Scott Barry, 2B -
Gary Darling, 3B -
: Edwin Encarnacion hit a three-run blast for his 40th homer of the season as host Toronto salvaged the finale of a three-game series with Seattle.
Encarnacion’s homer into the second deck of the left-center field seats was his sixth in 12 games and capped a five-run fourth inning against Seattle ace Felix Hernandez (13-8), who lost his third straight start.
Adam Lind smashed a two-run homer in the first and Brett Lawrie delivered a two-run single in the fifth for Toronto, which torched Hernandez for seven runs and 10 hits in four innings. Blue Jays catcher Jeff Mathis went 4-for-4 for his third career four-hit outing.
Henderson Alvarez (9-12) allowed three runs and five hits in seven innings to pick up his second consecutive victory. Brad Lincoln pitched a scoreless eighth and Aaron Loup worked the ninth.
Carlos Peguero had a two-run double and Dustin Ackley homered for Seattle.GAME NOTEBOOK
: Encarnacion is the eighth player in Blue Jays to history to hit 40 homers in a season. He raised his RBI count to 102. … Hernandez has allowed 16 runs and 30 hits in 16 innings during his three-game slide. … Blue Jays OF Rajai Davis stole his 43rd base, second in the majors behind Los Angeles Angels rookie Mike Trout (45).
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