Blue Jays’ Encarnacion named to American League all-star team

John Gibbons talks about the Blue Jays offence, telling his players they made the All-Star team and R.A. Dickey getting a win at home.

TORONTO – Toronto Blue Jays first baseman/designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion is an all-star for the third time after being named to the American League squad on Tuesday night.

Previously chosen in 2013 and ’14, he entered play Tuesday with a big-league best 76 RBIs to go with his team high 22 home runs, and was the driving force behind his team’s strong June.

Encarnacion features a .264/.356/.541 slash line while appearing in a league high 85 games, including Tuesday.

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