Julio Teheran drills Jose Bautista with fastball in first at bat

Braves starter Julio Teheran drilled Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista with a fastball one day after the two sides cleared the benches.

Teheran hit Bautista with a 96 mph heater in the top of the first, and both benches were warned.

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An exchange between Atlanta's Jason Motte and Toronto's Kevin Pillar began the beef on Wednesday night, and Bautista escalated the situation by flipping his bat after a home run and staring down Braves lefty Eric O'Flaherty.

Pillar was suspended two games for directing a homophobic slur at Motte during the proceedings. 

– Kenny Ducey

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