The Los Angeles Dodgers don’t have to look much further than their poor record against San Francisco to understand why they trail the Giants by 1 1/2 games for the NL West lead.
The A’s are all alone atop the AL West at the break for the first time since 1990. And that’s saying something for the defending division champions, who last June 30 trailed the Texas Rangers by 13 games before rallying to capture the West crown on the season’s final day.
A victory by the Giants in Wednesday’s series finale at AT&T Park would move them into a first-place tie, giving the struggling Dodgers company atop the division for the first time since they took over the lead April 11.
AFC West rivals meet Thursday night in San Diego. Watch the game live on the CW 44/ Cable 12, or Live 105 FM and KFRC 1550 AM.
Aubrey Huff was so worn down he was among a handful of San Francisco Giants players to receive permission to skip the team flight to Arizona on Monday afternoon just to get a few extra hours of rest at home.