Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion hit the latest iconic home run in team history, ripping a walk-off three-run home run with one out in the bottom of the 11th inning off of Orioles pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez. The Jays advance from the American League Wild Card game into the AL Division Series to play the Rangers beginning on Thursday.
Jimenez, who had made 25 starts and only four relief appearances during the regular season, compiled an ugly 5.44 ERA over 142 1/3 innings for the O’s. Those numbers were far surpassed by closer Zach Britton, who did not appear in Tuesday’s game. The results were predictable.
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