Giants Advance in Cox's Final Game
The San Francisco Giants are headed to the National League Championship Series after closing out the Atlanta Braves Monday night in the Division Series. The Giants topped the Braves 3-2, in what marked the final game for longtime Braves skipper Bobby Cox. San Francisco won the series 3-1. Cody Ross homered and later singled in the go-ahead run in a two-run seventh inning for San Francisco, while rookie pitcher Madison Bumgarner tossed six solid innings to get the victory. Brian Wilson walked to batters in the ninth inning before finishing with the save. After the game, the crowd at Turner Field chanted and gave a long standing ovation to Cox, who emerged from the dugout to tip his cap for a final time. The Giants players and manager Bruce Bochy also stood on the field applauding Cox, who is retiring at age 69. During his career, which includes two separate stints as Braves manager, Cox led his teams to 16 postseason appearances and won the 1995 World Series with Atlanta. The Giants will face the Philadelphia Phillies in the best-of-seven NLCS beginning Saturday in Philadelphia.