Bautista ripped by Chicago's Danks

BY foxsports • May 29, 2011

Frustrated White Sox starter John Danks accused home run leader Jose Bautista of acting like he was Babe Ruth, taking exception to the way the Blue Jays slugger was carrying himself during Toronto's 13-4 win Sunday.

In the fourth inning, Bautista popped up a 3-2 pitch from Danks and tossed his bat in frustration before he was caught for the second out.

As Bautista headed towards the dugout, Banks gave him some advice, MLB.com reported.

"I just told him to run the bases. He was out there acting like a clown," Danks said after the game.

"He's had a great year and a half — no doubt. He's one of the best players in the league. But he's out there acting like he's Babe Ruth or something.

"Just the way he was acting. He ran halfway down the line and stopped and spiked his bat. I get it. He's upset at himself.

"He's a good hitter, he's had a great couple years. But he isn't that good to be acting like he needs to hit every ball out of the ballpark."

Bautista was not too concerned by Danks' outburst, saying, "I was upset at myself with missing a pitch. If he took it the wrong way, I'm sorry. I'm not here to make him feel good."

Bautista's 20 home runs lead the Majors this season. He also has more than any other player since the beginning of 2010, with 74.

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