Major League Baseball
Toronto 8, Seattle 3
When: 7:07 PM ET, Thursday, September 13, 2012
Where: Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Temperature: 73°
Umpires: Home - Jerry Meals, 1B - Scott Barry, 2B - Gary Darling, 3B - Paul Emmel
Attendance: 13756

Blue Jays 8, Mariners 3: 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).
Top Game Performances
Starting Pitchers
Seattle   Toronto
Felix Hernandez Player Henderson Alvarez
Loss W/L Win
4.0 IP 7.0
4 Strikeouts 2
10 Hits 5
15.75 ERA 3.86
Seattle   Toronto
Alex Liddi Player Jeff Mathis
1 Hits 4
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
2 TB 5
1.000 Avg 1.000
Team Stats Summary
Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Seattle 7 1 13 .206 13 3 3 3 0 0
Toronto 13 2 22 .371 13 8 8 2 3 0