Video: Jose Bautista hits missile for his 28th home run

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Jose Bautista jumped all over this Luis Severino offering in the third inning Sunday in Toronto …

That’s the 28th homer of the year for Bautista and it capped off a three-run third inning for the Jays.

As play opened Sunday, the Yankees held a 1 1/2 game lead over the Blue Jays in the AL East.

Report: Momentum in talks between Mariners, Jon Jay

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MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand reports that there is some momentum in talks between the Mariners and free agent outfielder Jon Jay.

Jay, 32, hit .296/.374/.375 in 433 plate appearances with the Cubs last season, which is adequate. He’s heralded more for his defense and his ability to play all three outfield spots.

The Mariners are losing center fielder Jarrod Dyson to free agency and likely don’t want to rely on Guillermo Heredia next season, hence the interest in Jay. The free agent class for center fielders is otherwise relatively weak.