Braves' late effort comes up short in ace's rough outing

Terdoslavich launches three-run shot in seventh; Teheran allows six earned runs

Braves' late effort comes up short in ace's rough outing

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The offense came too late for the Braves and wasn't enough to redeem a frustrated Julio Teheran in an abbreviated outing. Jose Bautista hit his second homer of the spring as the Blue Jays chased Teheran in Atlanta's 10-5 loss at Champion Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Bautista drove in Reyes with a first-inning single and then greeted Minor Leaguer Ryne Harper with a two-run home run in the fourth inning. Harper surrendered the blast immediately after replacing Teheran, who was charged with seven runs (six earned) and nine hits in just 3 1/3 innings.

Teheran, who is lined up to serve as Atlanta's Opening Day starter, surrendered six hits and issued a walk as the Blue Jays batted around in their four-run third inning. The Braves right-hander might have escaped the inning unscathed had the hard infield not created a bad hop that prevented shortstop Pedro Ciriaco from fielding what initially appeared to be a routine double-play grounder off Dioner Navarro's bat.

Daric Barton followed Navarro's single with a two-run single, and Caleb Gindl added to Teheran's third-inning woes with a sacrifice fly.

Marco Estrada improved his rotation bid as he scattered three hits over three scoreless innings against the Braves, who received an RBI double from Todd Cunningham in the sixth inning and a three-run homer from Joey Terdoslavich in the seventh inning.

Up next: Alex Wood will make his third start of the spring when the Braves travel across town to play the Astros on Monday at 1:05 p.m. ET, live on Gameday Audio. Freddie Freeman, Christian Bethancourt and Eric Young Jr. are all scheduled to be in the Atlanta lineup that will face Houston left-hander Dallas Keuchel.

Mark Bowman is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.