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Giants just miss playoffs, losing on season's final day

San Francisco went 29-31 under new manager Kapler, missing a playoff berth on the season’s final day with a 5-4 loss to the playoff-bound San Diego Padres.
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San Francisco Giants' Austin Slater reacts after striking out looking against San Diego Padres relief pitcher Trevor Rosenthal in the ninth inning to end their baseball game Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in San Francisco. San Diego won the game 5-4. At left is Padres catcher Austin Nola. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - From a false-positive coronavirus test for outfielder Alex Dickerson that postponed a pair of road games against the Padres to getting smoked out of Seattle from the West Coast wildfires all in a six-day span, the San Francisco Giants stressed their superb resiliency in September.

The Giants just needed one more victory to make it all matter.

San Francisco went 29-31 under new manager Kapler, missing a playoff berth on the season’s final day with a 5-4 loss to the playoff-bound San Diego Padres.