The game was paused briefly after Encarnacion’s slam when dozens of fans tossed caps onto the outfield to honor his homer hat trick.
All three Blue Jays homers came off rookie Matt Boyd, one of the three left-handed pitchers acquired by Detroit in the July 30 trade that sent David Price to Toronto.
The Detroit Tigers had been held scoreless for 18 innings until Ian Kinsler’s 3-run home run in the ninth inning on Saturday night.
The Detroit Tigers say the fan who was hit by a foul ball in Friday night’s game was released from the hospital Saturday.
Detroit slugger Miguel Cabrera returned from a six-week stint on the disabled list with a calf strain and went 0 for 3 with two strikeouts and a walk.
On July 3, Cabrera suffered a Grade 3 calf strain while running to second base in a game against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Johnny Cueto did not allow a runner past second base, struck out eight and walked none. J.D. Martinez doubled in the second inning for the Tigers’ only extra-base hit.
The Detroit Tigers have recalled left-hander Kyle Ryan from Triple-A Toledo and he joined the club Monday for a three-game series against the Kansas City Royals.
Following Saturday night’s 7-6 victory over the Boston Red Sox, the Detroit Tigers announced that the team will be recalling left-handed relief pitcher Tom Gorzelanny from Triple-A Toledo.
Victor Martinez hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning and the Detroit Tigers held off David Ortiz and the Red Sox after that, beating Boston 7-6 on Saturday night.