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Walkoff wonders: Encarnacion joins exclusive company

TORONTO -- Edwin Encarnacion's walkoff home run Tuesday night was just the fourth in MLB history to come in the ultimate game of a playoff "series", counting the one-game AL Wild Card matchup with Baltimore as a series.

It was just the 10th in history to close a series at any point. The list is below:

Bill Mazeroski, Pittsburgh, Game 7 of 1960 World Series*
Chris Chambliss, New York, Game 5 of 1976 ALCS*
Joe Carter, Toronto, Game 6 of 1993 World Series
Todd Pratt, NY Mets, Game 4 of 1999 NLDS
Aaron Boone, NY Yankees, Game 7 of 2003 ALCS*
David Ortiz, Boston, Game 3 of 2004 ALDS
Chris Burke, Houston, Game 4 of 2005 NLDS
Magglio Ordonez, Detroit, Game 4 of 2006 ALCS
Travis Ishikawa, San Francisco, Game 5 of 2015 NLCS
Edwin Encarnacion, Toronto, 2016 AL Wild Card*

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