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.

Brewers have 3 positive COVID tests at alternate site

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MILWAUKEE — The Brewers had two players and a staff member test positive for the coronavirus at their alternate training site in Appleton, Wisconsin.

Milwaukee president of baseball operations David Stearns confirmed the positive results Saturday and said they shouldn’t impact the major league team. Teams are using alternate training sites this season to keep reserve players sharp because the minor league season was canceled due to the pandemic.

Stearns said the positive tests came Monday and did not name the two players or the staff member. Players must give their permission for their names to be revealed after positive tests.

The entire camp was placed in quarantine.

“We have gone through contact tracing,” Stearns said. “We do not believe it will have any impact at all on our major league team. We’ve been fortunate to get through this season relatively unscathed in this area. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to get all the way there at our alternate site.”

Milwaukee entered Saturday one game behind the Reds and Cardinals for second place in the NL Central, with the top two teams qualifying for the postseason.

The Brewers still will be able to take taxi squad players with them on the team’s trip to Cincinnati and St. Louis in the final week of the season. He said those players have had repeated negative tests and the team is “confident” there would be no possible spread of the virus.

“Because of the nature of who these individuals were, it’s really not going to affect the quarantine group at all,” Stearns said. “We’re very fortunate that the group of players who could potentially be on a postseason roster for us aren’t interacting all that much with the individuals that tested positive.”