Chris Johnson tapes mouth

Updated: August 13, 2013, 11:22 AM ET
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Braves third baseman Chris Johnson was ejected from Saturday's game, but he turned his anger into humor.

According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Johnson had words with umpire Jim Joyce after arguing balls and strikes and was given the boot Saturday. The absence of the Braves' best hitter this season -- his average is at .338 -- proved costly in a 1-0 loss to the Marlins that snapped Atlanta's 14-game win streak.

On Sunday, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez got Joyce's attention and pointed out Johnson, who had tape over his mouth. Johnson tipped his cap to the ump and then went out and drove in two runs as the Braves won.

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