After the Los Angeles Dodgers ran the Philadelphia Phillies off the field and Jung-Ho Kang and the Pittsburgh Pirates saw off the San Francisco Giants, there was a shift in the paradigm. The Dodgers found themselves somewhere that they hadn’t been in quite some time: first place.
The Boys in Blue now hold a half game lead over that team from up north and will look to do what the Giants couldn’t and hold onto said lead. Chase Utley spearheaded the Dodgers to victory Tuesday night with 5 RBI’s and 2 home runs in his return to Philadelphia.
The Giants entered today with the worst record in the 2nd half and 0.5 games behind the Dodgers in the NL West pic.twitter.com/eNVUm7gko0
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) August 17, 2016
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