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Edwin Encarnacion hits moonshot off Jon Lester

Toronto Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion, right, celebrates his

Toronto Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion, right, celebrates his two-run home run with Rajai Davis, left, in a game against the Bost Red Sox. (April 30, 2013) (Credit: AP)

Toronto Blue Jays slugger Edwin Encarnacion had hit 47 home runs at the Rogers Centre before Tuesday, but he never hit any quite like this one.

With the Jays leading the Boston Red Sox 4-3 in the bottom of the fifth inning, Encarnacion hit an absolute moonshot off of Jon Lester that landed in the fifth deck in left field. He's only the 14th player ever to hit one into the 500 level at Rogers Centre.

Watch the upperdeck bomb for yourself:

Tags: Blue Jays , Edwin Encarnacion , Boston Red Sox

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