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Baker reaches milestone win with nail-biter

Baker reaches milestone win with nail-biter

Baker reaches milestone win with nail-biter
MILWAUKEE -- When the Reds squeaked out a 2-1 victory over the Brewers on Wednesday, it meant a winning series and a winning road trip for the team.

For manager Dusty Baker, it was career win No. 1,500.

"It means something every time you win something," Baker said. "They came and told me I won my 1,400th here and my 1,500th here. Who knows? Maybe I will win my 2,000th here if I am around that long."

In his 19th season as a manager, Baker ranks 20th all-time in victories and is second among active managers, behind the Tigers' Jim Leyland.

"I just heard now. It's a pretty cool deal," Reds reliever Logan Ondrusek said of Baker's milestone. It was Ondrusek who had to notch the save in a wild ninth inning where the Reds nearly lost the game.

Baker has managed the Reds, Cubs and Giants over a managerial career that started in 1993.

Whenever his players reach a milestone statistic for their career, Baker gives them the lineup card and asks the team to sign it. This time, it was Baker who will keep the card.

"All the guys congratulated me and gave me a bottle of Dom Perignon to take home and a bunch of stuff," Baker said. "It was a good day for us."

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