Donaldson hits grand slam, Blue Jays rout Phillies 11-3
TORONTO (AP) Josh Donaldson hit a grand slam and finished with five RBIs, Edwin Encarnacion hit a two-run homer and the Toronto Blue Jays routed the Philadelphia Phillies 11-3 on Tuesday.
Kevin Pillar hit a leadoff blast in the second and Ezequiel Carerra drilled a two-run shot in the third as Toronto roughed up Phillies rookie Zach Eflin (0-1) to win for the 11th time in 14 meetings with Philadelphia.
Donaldson doubled and scored in the first, doubled home a run in the second, and hit his third career grand slam in the third. It was the second grand slam of the season for Donaldson, who also hit one April 8 against Boston. He reached for a fourth time in the seventh when he walked and scored on Encarnacion's homer off Colton Murray. ForEncarnacion, who sat out Monday with a sore right index finger, the blast was his fourth in four games.
Encarnacion's two RBIs gave him an ML-best 56, one more than Boston's David Ortiz.
Marcus Stroman (6-2) allowed two runs and six hits in seven innings to win for the first time in four starts.