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Encarnacion's walk-off HR lifts Jays over Marlins

Jun 10, 2015 - 2:35 AM Toronto, ON ( - After missing two games with shoulder soreness, Edwin Encarnacion returned to the Toronto lineup with a two-run, walk-off homer that gave Toronto a 4-3 win over the Miami Marlins.

With Toronto down 3-2 with a runner on and one out, Encarnacion crushed the first pitch he saw from A.J. Ramos (0-1) over the center-field wall to extend Toronto's winning streak to seven games.

"(Ramos) actually made a nice pitch that was hit out of the ballpark," said Marlins manager Dan Jennings. "It was a good piece of hitting."

Giancarlo Stanton's two home runs for the Marlins weren't enough as they dropped their second straight game of this series. Stanton's pair of homers gave him sole possession of the league lead with 21 and surpassed Bryce Harper, who also homered Tuesday.

Christian Yelich also homered for the Marlins, who got seven strong innings from Dan Haren. He struck out seven and walked none in seven innings, allowing just two runs.

Liam Hendriks (2-0) got the win with a scoreless inning of relief. Mark Buehrle allowed two runs in six innings in his first appearance against Miami since the Marlins traded him to Toronto following the 2012 season.

The game was tied in the seventh when Stanton hit his second homer of the game. Roberto Osuna had gotten two quick outs and had Stanton buried in an 0-2 count before the slugger battled back and hit a towering shot to put Miami up 3-2.

Josh Donaldson led off Toronto's last at-bat by dropping a single in front of Stanton, who got a late jump and could not get to the ball in time. Ramos struck out Jose Bautista for one big out, but his first-pitch fastball to Encarnacion got too much of the plate and was crushed for the slugger's 13th home run.

Stanton's first homer of the night gave the Marlins a 1-0 lead in the second, and Yelich followed in the fourth with a solo shot of his own to extend the lead.

Haren set the Blue Jays down in order his first trip through the lineup, but he ran into trouble facing the top of the order for the second time. Jose Reyes' double led off the bottom of the fourth, and Donaldson followed with a single to put two runners on with no outs. Donaldson joined Reyes in scoring position on a wild pitch, and back-to-back sacrifice flies from Bautista and Encarnacion tied the game.

Game Notes

Toronto reached the .500 mark for the first time since May 12, when it was 17-17 ... Blue Jays starters have allowed 13 earned runs in 54 innings in June ... Stanton became the eighth player in major league history with six 20-plus home run seasons through age 25 ... Toronto left fielder Chris Colabello went 0-for-3 to lose his 18-game hitting streak ... Aaron Sanchez starts for Toronto in search of the series sweep Wednesday against Miami's Tom Koehler.