Condensed Game: Freddie Freeman hit a go-ahead three-run homer, then Will Smith picked up his fifth save to lead the Braves to an 8-7 win over the Cubs
Fernando Tatis Jr. may have had an edge during his two-homer game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night.During his sixth-inning at-bat against Trevor Bauer, the San Diego Padres phenom appeared to glance back toward Dodgers catcher Will Smith before the pitch. Seconds later, Tatis deposited his second homer of the night deep into the left-center seats. am I crazy or like... did Fernando Tatis Jr know what was coming?? Let me know! pic.twitter.com/14tsqzeG0X Fuzzy (@fuzzyfromyt) April 25, 2021 Bauer, never afraid to confront opponents, broached the topic with Tatis on Twitter on Sunday morning.Rather than give anything away, Tatis responded with a picture of himself holding Bauer as a child, captioned "Tranquilo hijo": Tranquilo hijo . pic.twitter.com/lRe2hBLmR8 Fernando Tatis Jr. (@tatis_jr) April 25, 2021 Tatis celebrated multiple times after hitting his two home runs off Bauer, tossing his bat, stopping to shuffle his feet before reaching third base, and mimicking UFC star Conor McGregor - which Bauer has done previously - after crossing home plate. Tatis, 22, also covered one eye while rounding the bases on his first homer of the game, a nod to Bauer pitching with one eye closed during spring training.Bauer acknowledged Tatis' celebrations following the game and, to his credit, stated he was "all for it."Despite missing time with a shoulder injury, Tatis is off to a hot start this season, hitting .226/.305/.585 with six homers and two steals in 14 games.Bauer, 30, is in his first season with the Dodgers. The reigning National League Cy Young winner has authored a 2.53 ERA and 3.47 FIP over 32 innings.The Dodgers and Padres wrap up their second set of the campaign Sunday. The division rivals' season series is currently tied 3-3 with 13 games remaining.Copyright © 2021 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.