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USA TODAY Sports’ Larry Berger breaks down what Ronald Acuña Jr. means to the Atlanta Braves. USA TODAY

Atlanta Braves center fielder Ronald Acuña Jr. is a phenomenal talent, but he occasionally suffers mental lapses.

The opening game of the playoffs isn’t a great time for one of those instances, but that’s what happened in the bottom of the seventh of the National League Division Series against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Leading off the inning, Acuña launched a high fly ball that looked like it might clear the brick wall in right field. He trotted down the first-base line still holding his bat and was held to a single when right fielder

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