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Gonzalez addresses Upton's effort on grounder

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ATLANTA -- Justin Upton grounded out to second base in the bottom of the eighth inning Monday night despite Jordany Valdespin bobbling the ball.

Had Upton been running faster, he may have reached base with a one-out single in a 1-1 ballgame.

"I don't think [he would have been safe], but that's not the way we play the game," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "I'm going to mention something to him about that."

The Braves went on to lose, 3-1, in 10 innings.

Mark Bowman is a reporter for MLB.com. Joe Morgan is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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