Encarnacion named Toronto's player of month

Encarnacion named Toronto's player of month

Encarnacion named Toronto's player of month
TORONTO -- Edwin Encarnacion was named the Blue Jays Honda Player of the Month for April by the Toronto Chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America. On behalf of Encarnacion, Honda will make a donation to the charity of his choosing.

The designated hitter was a near-unanimous choice -- receiving all but one first-place vote -- after leading Toronto in most offensive category entering Tuesday.

Encarnacion is batting .322 with eight homers, 21 RBIs and 16 extra-base hits and has homered in four consecutive games, tying him with Carlos Delgado and Joe Carter for the second-longest streak in club history. Jose Cruz Jr. has the record with six, set in 2001.

Entering Tuesday, Encarnacion was the only player in the Majors leading his team in home runs, RBIs and stolen bases.