Shawn Kelley took offense to Jose Bautista’s antics after hitting game-tying homer last night

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Jose Bautista launched a game-tying two-run home run in the eighth inning of last night’s game at Yankee Stadium, but that wasn’t what had reliever Shawn Kelley steaming. Bautista apparently shouted expletives and slammed his bat on his way to first base as the ball made its way over the fence in left field.

Kelley explains, via Daniel Barbarisi of the Wall Street Journal:

Bautista insists his behavior wasn’t directed at Kelley or the Yankees. Per MLB.com’s Jamal Collier:

The Yankees ended up walking off in the bottom of the ninth inning thanks to an Adam Lind fielding error.

If there were still any hurt feelings, it wasn’t evident early tonight. Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda pitched Bautista straight up, getting him to ground into a fielder’s choice in the first inning of tonight’s game.

Here’s video of Bautista’s game-tying homer from Thursday, though the alleged behavior isn’t shown:

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The Yankees entered Friday night’s action a game ahead of the Blue Jays, but five games out of the second Wild Card with 10 games remaining.