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Toronto Blue Jays Set MLB Record With Six Dominicans In Fielding Line Up

TORONTO, CANADA - APRIL 22: Melky Cabrera #53 of the Toronto Blue Jays celebrates with Jose Bautista #19 after hitting a three-run home run in the eighth inning during MLB game action against the Baltimore Orioles on April 22, 2014 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

TORONTO, CANADA - APRIL 22: Melky Cabrera #53 of the Toronto Blue Jays celebrates with Jose Bautista #19 after hitting a three-run home run in the eighth inning during MLB game action against the Baltimore Orioles on April 22, 2014 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)  (2014 Getty Images)

The Toronto Blue Jays have set a major league record by fielding a starting lineup with six players from the Dominican Republic.

The Blue Jays did it Sunday at home against the Boston Red Sox.

The first four hitters in Toronto's lineup are all from the Dominican Republic: shortstop Jose Reyes, outfielders Melky Cabrera and Jose Bautista and first baseman Edwin Encarnacion.

Juan Francisco served as the designated hitter Sunday against Red Sox left-hander Jon Lester, batting sixth, and outfielder Moises Sierra batted seventh.

Right-hander Esmil Rogers is the seventh Dominican player on Toronto's 25-man roster.

Last season, the Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers had starting lineups with five players from the Dominican Republic, which won the World Baseball Classic in March 2013.

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