The Los Angeles Dodgers used a three-game series sweep over the Arizona Diamondbacks to extend their National League West division lead over the San Francisco Giants.
The Dodgers have won five straight games and are winners of seven of the last eight.
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The timing couldn’t have been any better for the club as the Giants are sliding at the perfect time for the Dodgers to keep increasing their division lead.
The Giants have been a thorn in the side for not only the Dodgers but for the entire league for the last six years, winning three World Series championships.
Heading into the all-star break the Giants held the best record in the majors, nobody at the time would have thought this team would be facing the slide that they are.
Since then, San Francisco has a record of 17-32, while the Dodgers have gone 28-20 since the break.
The rich only get richer as the Dodgers start a series in Miami tomorrow night, with ace Clayton Kershaw making his return. And as if that wasn’t enough, the Dodgers are expected to send out Rich Hill and Kenta Maeda for games two and three.
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Local Media and Blogs:
Dodgers’ ideal postseason rotation beginning to take shape | OC Register
The Dodgers could be at their best in September | SB Nation
- Dodgers keep rolling along, a 3-1 win giving them a sweep of the Diamondbacks | LA Times
- Four in a row for Dodgers rookie pitchers | ESPN
Yasiel Puig Delivers as Dodgers Sweep Diamondbacks, 3-1 | NBC Sports
Puig homers, Dodgers sweep D-backs with 3-1 victory | FOX Sports