Jose Bautista hits first home run of spring season — and it was a monster

A long solo blast by Jose Bautista of the Toronto Blue Jays apparently cleared the entire ballpark at Brighthouse Field. Roberto Hernandez of the Philadelphia Phillies (the former Fausto Carmona) gave up the homer in the top of the first inning. It was a sinker that didn't sink, hit a ton into a helpful wind, to make for an epic start to spring training.

Bautista has hit 152 home runs over the past four seasons, including 28 in 2013.


The Blue Jays lead 4-3 in the fifth inning, with the game being broadcast on MLB Network. It's one of six major league preseason games being played Wednesday.

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