Encarnacion's HR, 2 doubles, 6 RBIs lead Toronto over Texas

Toronto Blue Jays Edwin Encarnacion tosses his bat after hitting a three run home run against the Texas Rangers in the third inning of their baseball game in Toronto, Thursday, May 5, 2016. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)
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TORONTO (AP) Edwin Encarnacion homered, doubled twice and drove in six runs, powering the Toronto Blue Jays past the Texas Rangers 12-2 on Thursday night.

Toronto set season highs for runs and hits (15). The Blue Jays were the top-scoring team in the majors last year, reaching double figures in runs 27 times.

Kevin Pillar doubled twice, singled and had two RBIs for Toronto.

The Blue Jays have won three in a row. They wrapped up their seventh consecutive series win against the Rangers, the team they beat in the AL Division Series last year.

J.A. Happ (4-0) gave up one run in seven innings

Derek Holland (3-2) was tagged for five runs in the first and chased during a six-run third.