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New York, NY (Sports Network) - Atlanta manager Bobby Cox has been suspended for two games and fined an undisclosed amount for prolonged arguing during a game against the Philadelphia on September 11 at Turner Field. His suspension is scheduled to begin on Tuesday when the start a two- game series against the Montreal at Turner Field.

Cox, who has been ejected nine times this season, was tossed from the game in the bottom of the first inning for arguing and making comments toward home plate umpire Tim Welke and third base umpire Chuck Meriwether.

was called out on a steal attempt of third base and Cox came out of the dugout to argue with Meriwether, who ejected the Atlanta manager. On his way off the field, Cox stopped to argue with Welke about the strike zone after walked in the first inning on a pair of pitches close to the inside corner.

Cox has 1,902 career victories. tying Gene Mauch for 10th on the all-time list for managers. Casey Stengel is ninth with 1,905. Cox is also trying to become the second manager in major league history with six 100-win seasons, joining Joe McCarthy.

The have already clinched the NL East title and are battling San Francisco for the best overall record in the National League.

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