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There was no love lost in a particularly tenseinterleagueaffair between the Blue Jays and Braves on Wednesday that included a Jose Bautista bat flip, one of two incidents that cleared the benches inan 8-4 Atlanta win.The firstoccurredin the top of the seventhinningwhen Braves reliever Jason Motte quick-pitched Kevin Pillar Sox Cool Base Custom White/Black Jersey into an inning-ending strikeout. Pillar, none too pleased, muttered something toward Motte that caught the attention of catcher Kurt Suzuki.The three exchanged words as theirteammates filtered onto the field, but umpires were able to corralthe sides without incident Nicky Delmonico Jersey . All clear.The benches clear in Atlanta after Kevin Pillar takes exception to Jason Motte's quick pitch in the top of the 7th inning!!! pic.twitter.com/fcwxtUWuYL TheRenderMLB (@TheRenderMLB) May 18, 2017That was until the top of the eight inning, when Bautista blasted anEric O'Flahertypitch407feet over the left-field fence, trimming theBraves' lead to four. The Blue Jays slugger showboated with histrademark bat flip as he set off for first base,the Braves took exception, and players reconvened for another on-field gathering.This Jose Bautista bat flip didn't sit well with the Braves, leading to Yoan Moncada Cool Base White/Black Jersey benches clearing afterward pic.twitter.com/z1qOtzs1tM SI MLB (@si_mlb) May 18, 2017"It's turning to look at me stuff, it's not even about winning anymore. Once they hit a home run in a five-run game, pimp it, throw the bat around, it's frustrating as a pitcher," O'Flaherty said after the game. "I didn't see it at the time but I saw the video. He looked at me, tried to make eye contact. It's just tired. We've seen it from him enough."I'm surprised he's Jim Thome Jersey ready to fight again after last year. But he's throwing some looks around. It's what it is."THIS IS NOT A DRILL!"Surprised hes ready to fight again after last year" ERIC O'FLAHERTY ON JOSE BAUTISTA pic.twitter.com/coaDkk16Hy FOX Sports: Braves (@FOXSportsBraves) May 18, 2017O'Flaherty, of course,was alluding to Bautista's brush-up with the Rangers' Rougned Odor, which celebrated its one-year anniversaryMonday. That ordeal was the byproduct of Bautista's most infamous bat flip, during the2015 ALDSbetween Texas and Toronto.Bautista, for his part, chalked the latest incident up to "competitive juices" that came out in "the wrong moment" and seemed to agree that his celebration was done in poor taste."It was definitely not something that was fitting for the Bo Jackson Jersey moment," he said.