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Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion hits 3 HRs against Tigers

Edwin Encarnacion hit a grand slam in the seventh inning for his third home run of the game in Saturday's contest against Detroit. Encarnacion extended his hitting streak to 24 games.

Designated hitter sparks hat trick celebration

Edwin Encarnacion hits home run hat trick

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Encarnacion extended his hitting streak to 24 games with a three-run blast in the first, drilled a two-run shot in the sixth, then connected off Alex Wilson in the seventh for a grand slam. 2:09

Edwin Encarnacion hit a grand slam in the seventh inning for his third home run of the game in Saturday's contest against Detroit, finishing off a 15-1 destruction of the Tigers. 

Encarnacion extended his hitting streak to 24 games with a three-run blast off Buck Farmer in the first, drilled a two-run shot off Guido Knudson in the sixth, then connected off Alex Wilson in the seventh.

The veteran designated hitter sparked a traditional hockey hat trick celebration where fans threw hats on the field.

Encarnacion has tied a Blue Jays record with nine RBIs.

The trio of homers brings Encarnacion's season total to 29.

His streak is the longest in the majors since Colorado's Nolan Arenado had a 28-game run in 2014 and the fifth longest in Blue Jays' history.

The game was paused briefly after the grand slam as dozens of fans tossed caps onto the outfield to honor Encarnacion's homer hat trick.

Encarnacion's hitting streak is the longest in the majors this season and the longest since Colorado's Nolan Arenado had a 28-game run in 2014. 

With files from CBC Sports

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