Blue Jays 10, Diamondbacks 4

The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchange

PHOENIX -- Edwin Encarnacion had three hits, including his 36th home run, and reached base five times, and rookie Moises Sierra had three hits and his first career home run in the Toronto Blue Jays' 10-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday at Chase Field.
Encarnacion singled in the first inning, doubled and scored in a four-run second inning and hit a bases-empty homer in the eighth. He has hit homers in each of the first two games of the series and has seven in his last five games at Chase Field.
Sierra had two doubles and three RBIs, doubling in a run in the fifth inning and hitting a two-run homer in the ninth.
Rajai Davis added a two-run homer for the Blue Jays (64-75), who have won seven of their last nine games and have won three straight series for the first time since an 11-game winning streak June 13-23.
Adam Eaton and Miguel Montero hit bases-empty homers and Didi Gregorius hit a two-run shot for the D-backs (69-68), who have lost nine of their last 13 games to fall eight games behind Cincinnati in the race for the second NL wild card berth.
Todd Redmond (3-2) gave up three runs and four hits in five innings for his second straight victory.
Wade Miley (9-10) gave up five runs on eight hits and two walks in 1 2/3 innings, the shortest of his 64 major league starts.
Jose Reyes had three singles, a stolen base, an RBI and a run scored. He also committed two errors, neither of which figured in the scoring.
Brett Lawrie had two singles, two RBIs and a stolen base, and Adam Lind hit his 17th homer as a pinch-hitter in the ninth inning.
Reyes singled and scored on Lawrie's single in the first inning, and both had RBI singles on either side of Davis' two-run homer in a four-run second inning as Toronto took a 5-1 lead.
Eaton's home run leading off the last of the fourth inning broke up Redmond's perfect game.
The Blue Jays made it 6-1 in the fifth inning. Mark DeRosa singled and took third on Eaton's throwing error, when the left fielder attempted to double him off first after a lineout. DeRosa scored on Sierra's double.
Gregorius' two-run homer made it 6-3 in the fifth.
NOTES: LHP Ricky Romero was one of four Toronto players promoted when rosters expanded Tuesday. Romero, who won 51 games in 125 starts as a regular member of the rotation from 2009-12, spent almost all of the 2013 season at Triple-A Buffalo, making two starts for the Blue Jays in May. ... The Jays also added RHP Kyle Drabek, LHP Luis Perez, RHP Jeremy Jeffress and C Mike Nickeas. ... The D-backs recalled 3B Matt Davidson, C Tuffy Gosewisch and purchased the contract of SS Chris Owings. Owings, 22, was the Pacific Coast League MVP and rookie of the year at Triple-A Reno, where he hit .330 with 12 homers, 81 RBIs and 20 stolen bases. He grounded out as a pinch hitter in the fifth inning in his major league debut. ... Arizona LHP Matt Reynolds (elbow sprain) was transferred from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list to make room for Owings on the 40-man roster. ... D-backs SS Willie Bloomquist has an impressive history against Toronto LHP Mark Buehrle, who starts Wednesday at Chase Field. Bloomquist is 19-for-41 (.463) with eight doubles, a triple and four RBIs vs. Buehrle.

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