Encarnacion blasted three homers and knocked in nine runs as the Blue Jays won 15-1 over the Tigers at the Rogers Centre on Saturday, Aug. 29. The designated hitter also scored four times.
In the first inning, the 32-year old hit a three-run shot. In the sixth, he drilled a two-run long ball. He finished with a grand slam in the next frame.
This season, Encarnacion has 30 homers with 91 RBI, while posting a .272 batting average.
Verlander hasn’t had a typical season for the former American League Most Valuable Player and Cy Young Award winner. The six-time all-star is currently 2-6 with a 3.45 ERA.
On Wednesday, Aug. 26, Verlander returned to form as he tossed a one-hitter in a Detroit 5-0 victory over the Los Angeles Angels. The 32-year old right-hander lost his no-hitter when Chris Iannetta doubled to begin the ninth inning.