Friday, August 7, 2015

Khris Davis Leads Brewers past Padres with 6 RBI; Toronto Wins Fifth Straight Behind Encarnacion Power

Players of the Day for Thursday, August 6, 2013

National League
Davis: 2 HR, 6 RBI
Encarnacion: HR, 2 2B, 4RBI

Even though they just took three of four from the Padres and have won three games straight, the Milwaukee Brewers are still dead last in the NL Central, a whopping 23 games behind the front-running Cardinals.

Regardless, Brewers' left fielder, Kris Davis, had himself one heck of a game as Milwaukee took out the Padres, 10-1, belting a pair of three-run homers and adding a single, going 3-for-5 with six RBI.

In his third season as a Brewer, Davis is batting .244 with nine home runs and 31 RBI in 69 games.

The win left the Brewers at 47-63, which is actually better than three NL teams: Colorado, Miami and Philadelphia.

American League

Anticipating a big weekend series at the AL East-leading Yankees, the Toronto Blue Jays have been playing some quality baseball over the past week, winning five straight and clinging to second place in the division, 4 1/2 games out.

On Thursday, the Blue Jays improved to 58-52, taking their fourth straight from the Twins, 9-3, as Edwin Encarnacion cranked out his 21st homer of the season and added two doubles in four at-bats, driving in four runs.

In 11 major league seasons, Incarnation has blossomed into one of the AL's most feared power hitters. He has gone yard 21 times this year, with 64 RBI.

From 2012 to 2014, Encarnacion has slugged 112 homers and driven in 312 RBI.

On Friday, the Blue Jays travel to New York to meet the Yankees in game one of their three-game series, starting at 7:05 pm EDT. R.A. Dickey starts for the Jays versus Nathan Eovaldi of the Yankees.

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