Dodgers, Loney make Cox pay

Manager goes by the "book" and first baseman gets the winning hit to lift L.A. to victory

Updated: June 5, 2010, 3:24 AM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Bobby Cox, the uber-accomplished manager of the Atlanta Braves who allegedly plans to retire after the season, followed baseball's proverbial "book" to the letter in the seventh inning Friday night. It's just too bad for Cox the "book" doesn't account for certain human elements.

Like the fact Manny Ramirez isn't exactly the kind of hitter you want to intentionally walk in a key situation anymore. Like the fact bringing in a left-hander to pitch to James Loney is far from a ...

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