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Cox wins 2,500th game, Braves beat Nationals 5-0

WASHINGTON (AP) - Braves manager Bobby Cox earned his 2,500th win, getting five crisp innings from Derek Lowe and a three-run homer from Alex Gonzalez in Atlanta's crucial 5-0 victory over the Washington Nationals on Saturday.

The Braves snapped a four-game losing streak that put them a half-game behind San Diego in the NL wild-card race.

San Diego hosted Cincinnati later Saturday. The 69-year-old Cox, set to retire at the end of the season, became the fourth major league manager to reach the milestone.

He is seeking his 16th postseason appearance.

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