Toronto Blue Jays
Jose Bautista #19
Jose Bautista sparked the Toronto Blue Jays to a 2-1 victory over the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas, with a 3rd inning laser shot for his 300th career home run. The distance of the solo homer to the left field stands was estimated to be 402 feet. In the bottom of the 8th, Blue Jays rookie Danny Barnes made his MLB debut, and he quickly collected his first career strikeout with the second batter her faced by whiffing Houston rookie Alex Bregman, and two batters later, striking out Carlos Correa, both were swinging.
QUOTE: "It's always a friendly reminder that you've been doing this a long time and you've enjoyed some success - you get happy about that, no doubt, but right now we've got more important things to worry about, and I'll enjoy that in the offseason," Bautista said of his home run and team's quest to make the playoffs and win the World Series. FACT: Jose Bautista became the 10th active player in the Majors with 300 home runs, and moved into
FACT: Jose Bautista became the 10th active player in the Majors with 300 home runs, and moved into 138th place of all time, one behind Hall of Famer Rogers Hornsby.