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Edwin Encarnacion back in Blue Jays lineup, Argos forced to move home game to Ottawa

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Edwin Encarnacion, having rested his injured finger since Saturday's doubleheader, was declared to be fit enough to play by Dr. Edwin Encarnacion. He is now back in the lineup, and will be playing first base for the first time since August 27.

John Gibbons told reporters that LaTroy Hawkins had not had much action because of forearm soreness (probably in addition to the fact he hadn't been good the last few times out).

For the first time in many, many years, the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League were forced to move a home game, scheduled for October 6, to Ottawa because the Blue Jays would possibly be hosting the AL Wild-Card game that night.

In a statemet, Argos CEO Chris Rudge writes, "Due to the tremendous success the Blue Jays have experienced this season, Rogers Centre officials informed us in writing several weeks ago to begin seeking out alternative locations for some of our October home games."

Two more Argos home games could possibly be affected: October 17 (ALCS game 2) and October 23 (ALCS game 6). The Blue Jays would definitely need the Rogers Centre to host game 2 (and game 6 if necessary) if they finish with the best record in the American League or if they win the American League East and end up facing a team that qualified through a Wild-Card berth.

The Argos are set to move to move out of Rogers Centre next season so this may also be the last time the overlapping schedules would affect the football club.