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After his Blue Jays finished off a disappointing April with a much-needed win, manager John Gibbons summed up his sentiments with a single word. ''Phew,'' Gibbons said as he took the podium for his postgame news conference. Edwin Encarnacion hit an upper-deck homer in the fifth inning, then connected for a go-ahead home run in the seventh that sent Toronto over the Boston Red Sox 9-7 on Tuesday night. Expected to contend for the playoffs after an offseason overhaul, the Blue Jays have flown low so far. Back home after a disheartening 1-6 road trip, the comeback win ended a four-game losing streak and enabled them to avoid the first 18-loss April in club history. ''Everybody got excited, everybody was happy after the game,'' Encarnacion said. ''Winning a game like this, that's what we need right now.'' Encarnacion's pair of two-run shots marked the 10th multihomer game of his career and second this season. He has nine home runs this year. ''Huge day,'' Gibbons said. ''He's been...
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