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Glavine Gets 200th Win

Tom Glavine became the third active pitcher to win 200 games, pitching into the ninth inning as the Atlanta Braves beat the Houston Astros 6-3 on Sunday.

Glavine (13-5) allowed three runs and seven hits in eight-plus innings to join teammate Greg Maddux and Roger Clemens with 200 wins. He is the 96th pitcher overall to reach 200.

Only Hall of Famer Phil Niekro (226) has more victories with Atlanta. Glavine, who won his sixth straight start, was given a standing ovation as he came out to start the ninth.

The left-hander was replaced after allowing an RBI single to Moises Alou that made it 6-2. With runners on first and second, manager Bobby Cox brought in Mike Remlinger, who struck out Lance Berkman and gave up a run-scoring single to Tony Eusebio.

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  • Remlinger finished his ninth save in 11 opportunities.

    Glavine improved to 7-0 against the Astros since the beginning of the 1996 season. During the last 11 seasons, Glavine has more victories than any other left-hander. He is 200-121 in his career.

    The Braves put the game away with three runs in the fifth. Rafael Furcal singled, stole second and advanced to third on catcher Mitch Meluskey's throwing error.

    Chipper Jones' RBI single scored Furcal to make it 4-0. Following a double by Wally Joyner, Javy Lopez hit a two-run double that put Atlanta up 6-0. Lopez improved to .405 (30-for-74) with 22 RBI in July.

    An RBI single by Jeff Bagwell cut the lead to 6-1 in the sixth and was all Houston would get until the ninth inning.

    The Braves scored twice in the second inning off Chris Holt (4-12). Joyner, who reached on an error by Bagwell at first, moved to second Lopez's single. After both runners advanced on a passed ball, Joyner scored on Keith Lockhart's groundout. George Lombard's RBI single made it 2-0.

    Lockhart hit an RBI double in the fourth to make it 3-0. Lockhart was thrown out on the play in an attempt to get a triple.

    Holt gave up six runs four earned and nine hits in five innings.


  • Glavine, a seven-time All-Star, has gone 24-9 with a 3.51 ERA in his last 42 starts, dating back to June 9, 1999.
  • Joyner went 3-for-4 and is one hit shy of 2,000.
  • Meluskey sprained his right shoulder trying to throw out Furcal and was replaced by Eusebio. Meluskey is listed as day to day.
  • The Astros' eighth ended with CF Andruw Jones making a spectacular diving catch. With Julio Lugo on first, Jones ran hard to his right to rob Bagwell of an RBI and keep the score at 6-1.

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