Blue Jays blow lead, Jose Bautista blows gasket

Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista argues with the home plate umpire after striking out against the...

Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista argues with the home plate umpire after striking out against the Rangers at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, June 9, 2013. (STAN BEHAL/Toronto Sun)

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:40 PM ET

TORONTO - First the Blue Jays blew a four-run lead. Then Jose Bautista blew his cool.

In a nutshell, that was the low and the lower from Sunday’s game, a 6-4 loss to the Texas Rangers where once the dreams of a three-game sweep and four-game win streak shone bright.

But the Rangers, who couldn’t come up with anything close to a clutch hit in Saturday’s 18-inning marathon loss — going 1-for-19 with runners in scoring position — climbed back into the finale thanks to two runs in the fourth inning, then solo runs each of the next four innings.

Which brings us to Bautista and his volcanic temper.

In the ninth, trailing by two, Bautista was presented with a golden opportunity to be the hero of the day.


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