Astros' Baker goes for 2,000th win as manager


Astros manager Dusty Baker tries for his 2,000th win as a major league manager when Houston hosts Seattle. Only 11 skippers have reached the mark so far.

The 72-year-old Baker posted his 1,999th victory when Houston blanked the Mariners 3-0 Monday night.

Baker is in his 25th season as a manager. He had previous stints with the Giants, Cubs, Reds and Nationals.

Cristian Javier (1-0, 1.35 ERA) starts for the Astros against Chris Flexen (1-3, 3.38).