On the day that MLB suspended Ryan Braun for the rest of the season, the Dodgers continued their road trip in Toronto as they took on the Blue Jays. After an impressive sweep against the Washington Nationals, the Dodgers looked to continue to ride the hot bats of Hanley Ramirez and Adrian Gonzalez into their three-game series.

With Matt Kemp sidelined with an ankle injury, the Dodgers needed someone else in their lineup to step-up and got a huge boost in the second inning.

A.J. Ellis who came into Monday’s game batting .257 with only four home runs and 27 RBI’s, has been stinging the ball of late as he’s driven in nine runs in July.

After Juan Uribe was hit on the wrist, Ellis crushed a pitch from Jays starter Josh Johnson over the center field fence to give the Dodgers a 2-0 lead.

Here is Ellis taking Johnson’s pitch over the fence:

[13:07:22] AJ Ellis Home Run

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J.J. earned his degree in Sports Media from Northwest Missouri State University in May 2014. He played baseball collegiately for four years and is now a staff writer for Dodgers Nation. J.J. is a fan of everything L.A. except for the Clippers and UCLA. Follow him on Twitter @JJBACCARI

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