Edwin Encarnacion was the hero as he smashed a three-run home run to the 2nd deck of left field to give the Toronto Blue Jays a 5-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles in 11 innings.
Although Edwin made sure the sellout crowd of close to 50,000 fans went home happy, the story of the night was the Toronto bullpen, who were lights out, pitching 5 innings without allowing a hit.
Marco Stroman, who started the game for the Jays, pitched 6 innings, allowing 4 hits, one of which was a two-run home run by Mark Trumbo in the 4th inning.
The Jays had a solo home run in the 2nd inning by Jose Bautista and Ezequiel Carrera had a RBI single in the 5th inning.
With both pitching staffs holding the offenses in check, the turning point came in the 11th inning when Ubaldo Jimenez came in to pitch for Baltimore. Jimenez allowed a single to Devon Travis, then a single to Josh Donaldson and then Edwin Encarnacion hit his three-run homerun to end the ballgame.
Francisco Liriano picked up the win for the Jays, who came on in the 10th inning after Roberto Osuna left the game with an apparent injury.
An unfortunate incident took place in the 7th inning, when Baltimore left fielder Hyun Soo Kim had to avoid a beer can being thrown at him from the stands as he was catching a fly ball.
The Blue Jays will start the American League Divisional Series on the road against the Texas Rangers. Game 1 is Thursday afternoon at 4:30pm.