Encarnacion homers twice, Jays rout Rangers 12-2

By IAN HARRISON
Associated Press

TORONTO (AP) - Edwin Encarnacion hit his seventh career grand slam and a solo homer as the Toronto Blue Jays handed the slumping Texas Rangers their season-high sixth straight loss, 12-2 Friday night.

Russell Martin and Danny Valencia each hit solo homers for the Blue Jays, who improved to 17-7 in June and boosted their ML-leading run total to 417.

Encarnacion had three hits and narrowly missed a third home run in his final at-bat, flying out to the warning track in left against Rangers infielder Adam Rosales.

Mark Buehrle (8-4) pitched seven innings to win his third straight decision, improving to 2-0 with a 1.75 ERA in five June starts. Buehrle allowed two runs and five hits.

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