Darrell Ceciliani smokes a double down the right-field line to score Jose Bautista, giving the Blue Jays a 1-0 lead in the 1st inning
Ceciliani hit an RBI double in the first inning, stepped into the batter's box again in the third and this time unloaded on a 2-1 changeup from Julio Teheran that was sent over the wall in right field. According to Statcast-, Ceciliani's second career homer with the Blue Jays was projected to travel 424 feet and left his bat at 109.2 mph.
Ceciliani plates Bautista TOR@ATL: Ceciliani opens scoring with RBI doubleDarrell Ceciliani smokes a double down the right-field line to score Jose Bautista, giving the Blue Jays a 1-0 lead in the 1st inning
The swing was perfect, the aftermath anything but. As Ceciliani stepped out of the batter's box, he grabbed his left shoulder and he did not move his arm while running the bases. Upon his return to the dugout, Ceciliani almost immediately went into the Blue Jays' clubhouse and he did not return.
Smith, who was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo earlier in the day to replace the suspended Kevin Pillar, entered the game in left field while Ezequiel Carrera moved over to center. Smith was hitting .297 with three homers and 17 RBIs for the Bisons in 36 games this season.
Toronto currently has nine players on either the 10- or 60-day disabled list. That group includes Troy Tulowitzki, Russell Martin, Josh Donaldson, Francisco Liriano, J.A. Happ, Steve Pearce, Dalton Pompey, Bo Schultz and Glenn Sparkman. It doesn't include Pillar, who is not eligible to return from his suspension until Saturday in Baltimore.
Gregor Chisholm has covered the Blue Jays for MLB.com since 2011. Follow him on Twitter @gregorMLB and Facebook, and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.
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