Canadians haven’t had any luck lately. First, Milos Raonic and Eugenie Bouchard lose at Wimbledon. Now, the Toronto Blue Jays have lost Edwin Encarnacion to injury. The first baseman left Saturday night’s game against the Oakland Athletics after hurting his leg, per Shi Davidi of Sportsnet:

The Blue Jays made things official:’s Gregor Chisholm reported specifics:

Encarnacion has been one of the Blue Jays’ best hitters this season.

He drove in a run on Saturday to boost his total to 70 RBI on the season, which is tied with Nelson Cruz for the major league lead. The 31-year-old is also second to Cruz and Jose Abreu for the major league lead in home runs. His 26 dingers are one behind the duo.

The Blue Jays will have four days off in a few weeks for the All-Star Game to help Encarnacion recover, but depending on the severity of the injury, it may not matter.

Few players have been more integral to Toronto’s success this season, and with the Baltimore Orioles tied for the American League East lead and the New York Yankees only three games back, the Blue Jays may find themselves slowly slipping down the division standings the longer that their first baseman is off the field.

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