Braves get revenge on Jose Bautista for flipping bat

Toronto Blue Jays' Jose Bautista (19) follows through on a solo home run during the eighth inning against the Atlanta Braves in a baseball game Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in Atlanta. Atlanta won 8-4. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
(AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Jose Bautista’s bat flip following a solo homer in the Toronto Blue Jays’ 8-4 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday prompted the benches to clear. The incident appears to have spilled into Thursday’s contest as well.

Braves starter Julio Teheran plunked Bautista in the first inning and warnings were issued, though the benches did not clear.

If Teheran was trying to hit Bautista, he certainly made it count. Teheran’s fastball was clocked at 95.6 mph, his fastest since 2015.

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