Encarnacion went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and three strikeouts in Sunday's loss to the Reds.

It was a microcosm of Encarnacion's season -- he ran into one, but there were too many empty swings. The 37-year-old's strikeout rate is now over 30 percent on the season, up from 21.2 percent last season and roughly double his rate from his prime years in Toronto.

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