National League West

Hunter Pence #8 (L) of the San Francisco Giants is congratulated by Michael Morse #38 (R) after Pence scored in the bottom of the third inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at AT&T Park on April 16, 2014 in San Francisco. Pence scored on an RBI single from Buster Posey. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Giants And Dodgers Are Rebuilding The Rivalry

“We have some legitimate rivalries right now with Los Angeles,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–04/17/2014

Joaquin Arias #13, Brandon Hicks #14 and Pablo Sandoval #48 of the San Francisco Giants celebrate a 8-4 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on opening day at Dodger Stadium on April 4, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Giants 6 And 2, But 154 Left To Play

The Giants sit in first place in the National League West after beating the Diamondbacks 7-3 in their home opener Tuesday.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–04/09/2014

Home plate umpire Tony Randazzo #11 and Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants stops Jesus Guzman #15 from going out to the mound after Guzman almost being hit with a pitch by Madison Bumgarner #40 (not pictured) in the second inning at AT&T Park on June 19, 2013 in San Francisco. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Giants, Padres Battling For 3rd Place In Final Series

The San Diego Padres are playing well as the season winds down, but their recent history at AT&T Park suggests it might not end as favorably.

09/27/2013

Yasiel Puig

Daily Madden: Is Yasiel Puig An All-Star?

Los Angeles phenom Yasiel Puig has posted All-Star numbers in recharging the Dodgers since joining the team June 2. But has he played long enough to be considered for the National League All-Star team?

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/03/2013

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Daily Madden: It’s Too Easy To Root Against The Dodgers

The San Francisco Giants open a three game series against the struggling Dodgers in Los Angeles Monday night. The Dodgers are in last place in the National League West.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/24/2013

Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants is congratulated by teammates after he scored on a home run by Hunter Pence #8 in the second inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at AT&T Park on September 27, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Giants Look To Continue NL West Dominance As Arizona Visits AT&T

The San Francisco Giants have tormented divisional foes in the season’s early going. They’ll look to continue that trend Monday night when they begin a three-game series at home against the Arizona Diamondbacks, the only NL West opponent they’ve yet to play.

04/22/2013

Pablo Sandoval Slides Home

Giants Return From Successful Road Trip To Host Padres

The Giants return to San Francisco feeling good about a successful road trip, and admit things will be looking even better if they can take advantage of a home heavy portion of their schedule.

07/23/2012

Brandon Belt #9 of the San Francisco Giants (C) celebrates with teammates after a victory (Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Potential Second Half Trade Targets For Giants

Two-time Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum is 3-10 with a league-worst 6.42 ERA (out of qualifying starters). Barry Zito is 7-6 with a 4.01 ERA, but the Giants could certainly get a better pitcher.

07/09/2012

Brandon Belt #9 of the San Francisco Giants (C) celebrates with teammates after a victory (Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

1st Place On The Line As Giants Attempt Sweep Of Dodgers

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.

06/27/2012

Pinch hitter Pablo Sandoval #48 of the San Francisco Giants reacts after striking out in the eighth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers on September 20, 2011 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

What’s At Stake Of The Giants Vs. Dodgers Series?

Monday night, the San Francisco Giants come home to host their arch rivals, the hated Los Angeles Dodgers, at AT&T Park.

06/25/2012

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