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Braves Miss Chance to Gain Ground, Lose 3-2 to Giants

Atlanta Braves' Dansby Swanson (7) strikes out against the San Francisco Giants during the sixth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Monday, Sept. 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)
Atlanta Braves' Dansby Swanson (7) strikes out against the San Francisco Giants during the sixth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Monday, Sept. 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)
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San Francisco (AP) -- Zack Littell wanted to stay in to pitch to Braves slugger Matt Olson when Gabe Kapler removed him, and the Giants reliever let his frustration boil over before he walked off the mound.

He handed the ball to his manager harder than usual and spoke up about his disappointment. Kapler's switch to Scott Alexander ended up working out well as San Francisco held on against Atlanta for a 3-2 win Monday night.