The Dodgers had a successful trip in San Diego, taking two out of three from the Padres as the Dodgers could use every win in order to keep pace with the Braves and Cardinals for home field advantage.
Next up for the Dodgers is a series with the San Francisco Giants for three games. Recently, they lost three out of four to the Giants at Dodger Stadium and now the Dodgers are looking to return the favor.
Only six games remain in the regular season and the Dodgers are only 1.5 games behind the Cardinals and two games behind the NL leading Braves. The Dodgers would need some help from the Cubs and Nationals in order to have a chance at clinching home field advantage in the NLDS. The Brewers and Phillies could also help out the Dodgers by beating the Braves a couple of times.
The Dodgers have to do their part and win out the rest of the way and it starts by winning these three games in San Francisco. However, Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke won’t start in the series, but the Dodgers should still have enough to beat the dreadful Giants.
This season, the Giants rank 23rd in runs scored and the pitching staff hasn’t been that as dominant as they once were and rank 22nd in ERA.
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