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Acuña picked off for 3rd time in 2 games: 'No excuse for it'

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Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. isn't happy with himself after getting picked off for the third time in two games.

"There's no excuse for it," Acuña said following Monday's 2-0 win over the Chicago Cubs, according to The Athletic's David O'Brien.

"I was maybe trying to be a little too aggressive."

The 26-year-old, who has 14 steals after swiping 73 last season, said he was definitely "caught by surprise" when Cubs left-hander Shota Imanaga picked him off at first base during the first inning.

Acuña was also picked off at first base twice during Sunday's 4-3 loss to the New York Mets.

It was a rough night on the bases for the Braves against the Cubs. In addition to Acuña, Ozzie Albies was picked off at first by Imanaga and was also caught stealing trying to swipe second.

"We've got to be more aware. We'll address this," manager Brian Snitker said, according to O'Brien.

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