By The Associated Press, May 17, 2017
Words, bat-flip spark benches to clear in 7th and 8th innings
The frustration of a three-game losing streak boiled over for the Toronto Blue Jays in two bench-clearing incidents in their 8-4 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday.
The first came in the seventh inning when Jays centre-fielder Kevin Pillar struck out and took exception to a quick pitch from Braves reliever Jason Motte, yelling toward the mound before Atlanta catcher Kurt Suzuki stepped in to calm things.
“It was immature, it was stupid, it was uncalled for,” Pillar said.