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SAN DIEGO, California - Edwin Encarnacion was at third base on Friday night as the Blue Jays opened a three-game series against the Padres. Cheap MLB Jerseys Authentic . With the absence of Brett Lawrie, on the disabled list with a sprained left ankle, and with the designated hitter spot out of play under National League rules, Encarnacions move to third opens up first base for Adam Lind. Look for a similar lineup on Sunday against the Padres and on Tuesday in San Francisco, when the Jays are scheduled to face right-handed starters. The Giants have yet to determine who will pitch on Wednesday. "I think its going to be fine," said third base coach Luis Rivera, who doubles as the clubs infield instructor. "He takes ground balls at first base every day. Its a different angle but hes taking ground balls is the thing. He took ground balls (Thursday,) he took about 30 ground balls, maybe a little bit more than that. He threw to first base, he felt comfortable, he was moving his feet well like hes doing at first base and he made all good throws to first. So thats a good thing." Encarnacion was a third baseman when he began his major league career with the Cincinnati Reds. Since his trade to Toronto, for Scott Rolen on July 31, 2009, Encarnacion has been the Jays third baseman in 174 games. It was a struggle, both with the glove and the throw across the diamond. Encarnacions made 34 errors playing third in Toronto. At his low point, in 2010, Encarnacion was designated for assignment with the prevailing belief that his struggles in the field were affecting his hitting. It was a perfect storm. These are different times. "Hes way more confident now than he used to be," said Rivera. "He doesnt have to worry about being sent down or anything else that was going on at that time. He is very comfortable now, hes doing a great job, hes swinging the bat, hes catching the ball at first base so his confidence is high and he knows hes not going to be staying there. Its just going to be a few days and hes comfortable with that, hes fine with that, whatever the team needs hes going to do it for us." The early returns on Friday night were positive. With one out in the first, Padres right fielder Chris Denorfia laid a down a bunt toward third. Encarnacion charged, barehanded the ball and made the off-balance throw to first. In the fourth, Encarnacion hit his club-leading 15th home run. MORROW UNCERTAIN FOR SUNDAY Brandon Morrows forearm strain is threatening to keep him out of his next scheduled start, Sunday against the Padres. "Morrow is up in the air for Sunday," said manager John Gibbons. "Hes feeling a little bit better but, two days away, I dont know. I havent had a chance to talk to the trainers and the pitching coach just yet but its dicey." Morrow went out to play long toss on Friday afternoon but shut down the session early. The 28-year-old removed himself from Tuesdays game against the Braves after only two innings, complaining of soreness in his forearm. On Wednesday, Morrow told TSN.ca he would argue his case to make Sundays start. Cheap Oakland Athletics Jerseys . -- The Bishops Gaiters are showing they belong among the countrys top varsity football teams. Cheap Athletics Jerseys China . Ronaldo produced a spectacular individual performance on Tuesday, scoring all three goals and guiding Portugal into the next years World Cup in Brazil with a 3-2 victory in Sweden. The Real Madrid forward has scored 66 goals in 2013, but the last three may be the boost he needs to upstage Messi after FIFA unexpectedly extended the voting period for the Ballon dOr to Nov. http://www.cheapathleticsjerseys.com/ . Now, with Game 6 set for Fenway Park and an 8:07 p.m. ET first pitch, the Detroit Tigers face the unenviable task of having to beat the Boston Red Sox twice, on the road, to advance to the World Series. OAKLAND, Calif. -- After losing three consecutive one-run games to the Oakland As, the Baltimore Orioles will try to salvage one win and avoid a sweep on Thursday afternoon in the series finale at the Oakland Coliseum.The Orioles, despite their offensive slumber, have to like their chances with right-hander Chris Tillman on the mound against the As.Tillman is 14-4 in 25 starts, has at least twice as many wins as any other Orioles starter and is tied for fourth in the major leagues in victories. His 3.50 ERA doesnt rank among the American League leaders, but his winning percentage of .778 is fifth best in the league.He goes out there and battles whether he has his best stuff or not his best stuff, Orioles catcher Matt Wieters said. I think thats why his record is what it is. I think in todays day and age with statistics, people can overlook the wins and losses, which I think is ridiculous, because thats what we play for, first off, and second, he has the ability even when he doesnt have his great stuff to keep us in the game and give us a chance to win.And when he has his good stuff and has all four (pitches) going, then he gives us a chance to win no matter how our offense is doing.Tillman downplayed talk of him being the Orioles ace or the anchor for a rotation that struggled early in the season but is rounding into shape.Were all together as a group, Tillman said. We feed off each other. Everyones just as important as the next guy. I think weve been pitching better as a team.Tillman has usually been at his best against the As. Hes 3-0 with a 2.58 ERA in six career starts vs. Oakland. He held the As to three runs over 6 1/3 innings in an 11-3 victory on May 8 at Camden Yards.Tillman and the Orioles will see a familiar face on the mound for Oakland, right-hander Andrew Triggs. Baltimore acquired Triggs from the Kansas City Royals on April 4, 2015, for cash, and he spent that season pitching for Double-A Bowie.Triggs went to spring training with the Orioles this year, but he was waiveed, and the As claimed him on March 13. Cheap MLB Jerseys. .We were trying to keep him this spring, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said of Triggs. Hes a good pitcher. Thats a good claim by them.Hes a smart guy, can sink the ball, has multiple ways to get you out. He was a good guy in the spring. We just didnt have room for him. We knew somebody was going to take him.Triggs has spent most of his professional career as a reliever, but he will make his second start of the season for the As, whose rotation has been decimated by injuries. Triggs (0-0, 5.35 ERA) is in his eighth stint with the As this season and will make his 20th appearance. He pitched a perfect inning in relief against Baltimore on May 7, striking out three.Its fun, Triggs said of the chance to start against the Orioles. I was there all last year in the minor leagues and then through most of spring training. Its a fun opportunity.With the way things work and the way rosters shift, things dont always work out the way you expect them to, but Ive got nothing but positive experiences from my time over there. They were the first team to really give me an opportunity by adding me to the 40-man roster last offseason. Everybody over there, from field staff, front office to other players, were fantastic. So Ive got really fond memories of my time over there.In his past four stints with the As, Triggs has a 2.30 ERA over nine appearances, including one start. He got a no-decision on June 18 in a 7-1 loss to the Los Angeles Angels, allowing one run over three innings in a spot start.He pitched really well for us in spring training, Tillman said. Hes fun to watch. He was one of the guys Ive worked out with in the offseason, threw with him in the offseason. We got to know him pretty well. Hes a really good guy.Triggs will face an Orioles lineup that has scored a combined three runs in the three losses to Oakland. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '