“We have some legitimate rivalries right now with Los Angeles,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew.
The Giants sit in first place in the National League West after beating the Diamondbacks 7-3 in their home opener Tuesday.
The game between the San Francisco Giants and Arizona Diamondbacks Thursday in Phoenix generated plenty of buzz on and off the field after it was briefly delayed over a swarm of bees.
Injuries mean opportunities. Diamondbacks’ Archie Bradley could land a spot in the starting rotation.
Right-hander Tim Hudson made his first start since breaking his ankle on July 24, pitching two no-hit innings, and the Giants beat the Diamondbacks 5-3 Sunday.
Angel Pagan singled home the winning run in the bottom of the 11th inning to lead the Giants past the Diamondbacks 3-2 on Sunday.
Right-hander Brandon McCarthy allowed one run and six hits in eight innings as the Diamondbacks beat the Giants 2-1.
The San Francisco Giants beat Arizona 8-2 on Sunday to take two of three from the Diamondbacks.
Poor situational hitting left the Arizona Diamondbacks one win shy of a series sweep. They’ll look to rebound against Tim Lincecum, who they’ve hammered over the last three seasons, as he starts for the San Francisco Giants in Friday night’s opener at Chase Field.
The first-place Arizona Diamondbacks held off a late rally by the Giants for a 3-1 win Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.