TORONTO — Edwin Encarnacion homered in his first at-bat Sunday, his fourth in six at-bats, to extend his major-league-best hitting streak to 25 games.
The Toronto Blue Jays' slugger hit a solo home run to right-centre in the first inning off Detroit Tigers starter Alfredo Simon, his 30th of the season.
By driving in his 35th run in August, Encarnacion set a new franchise record for RBIs in any month.
Encarnacion's 25-game hitting streak is the fourth-longest in club history, three short of Shawn Green's record of 28 set in 1999.
In a 15-1 rout of the Tigers on Saturday, Encarnacion hit a two-run home run, a three-run home run and a grand slam.
With nine RBIs, Encarnacion tied Ray Howell's franchise record from 1977.
Encarnacion is hitting .407 with 11 home runs during the hitting streak.
Stephen Whyno, The Canadian Press