Streaking Blue Jays win 11th straight
The Associated Press
TORONTO — These are the Toronto Blue Jays Edwin Encarnacion expected after a busy offseason.
Encarnacion homered and drove in four runs as the Blue Jays matched a team record by winning their 11th straight game Sunday, finishing a three-game sweep of Baltimore with a 13-5 win.
The Blue Jays are 28-15 since May 2, when they were a season-worst 10-21. They’ve won 15 of their past 18 while outscoring opponents 102-52.
“I’ve been waiting for this since the season started,” Encarnacion said. “I’m not surprised by this. I know this team is good and I know we can do it.”
The Blue Jays have swept three consecutive series for the first time since 1998, the last time they won 11 straight.
Playing before a sellout crowd of 45,214, Toronto became the first team since Detroit in 2011 to win 11 straight. The Blue Jays begin a three-game series at Tampa Bay on Monday.
• Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra, 88, and former Yankees outfielder and manager Lou Piniella were among those attending the 67th Old-Timers’ Day in the Bronx.
• Rookie Yankees OF Zoilo Almonte had two more hits, both doubles, and is hitting .583 (7 for 12) since his Tuesday promotion from the minors.
• On his bobblehead day in Washington, injured Nationals OF Bryce Harper took full on-field batting practice for the first time since going on the disabled list June 1.
• Michael Cuddyer of Colorado not only stretched his hitting streak to 21 games, he extended his club record by reaching base in his 40th straight game.
• In recognition of Polish Heritage Day, Milwaukee players wore uniforms with “Piwowarzy” stitched on them. In Polish, the word means Brewers.