The Atlanta Braves led 2-1 in the top of the 7th with one out and runners on first and second.
Bobby Cox came out of the dugout. It appeared he would lift Braves starter Derek Lowe. But Lowe talked Cox into letting him stay in the game. Cox made a judgment call and decided to let Lowe pitch to another batter. Lowe ended up walking Pat Burrell to load the bases.
Cox then took out Lowe in favor of Peter Moylan. Alex Gonzalez attempted to to force out Burrell at second but his throw went high allowing Aubrey Huff to score the tying run. Cox then brought in Johnny Venters. While Venters struck out pinch hitter Aaron Rowand he gave up a single to Cody Ross to score the go-ahead run.
The Giants held on to win 3-2 and will advance to play the Philadelphia Phillies in the NLCS.
This ends Bobby Cox's managerial career.
The Giants, to their credit, gave Cox a standing ovation at the end of the game.
With that let me says congratulations to the Giants and thank you to Bobby Cox.