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Chipper has forgettable farewell in playoff loss

Updated: October 5, 2012, 11:30 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- Chipper Jones didn't want to go out this way.

The Atlanta Braves third baseman made a crucial throwing error and never hit a ball out of the infield Friday, his brilliant career ending with a 6-3 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals in a wild-card game that turned messy when fans littered the field after a disputed call by the umpires.

Don't blame the umps, Jones said.

"I'm the one to blame."

In the fourth inning, with the Braves leading 2-0 on David Ross' homer, ...

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