As the Dodgers travel to Arizona, they are trying to maintain their lead over the San Francisco Giants. Meanwhile, the Giants get a day of rest today, before taking on the Stanton-less Marlins in Miami for three games.
The Dodgers lead over the Giants recently has been consistent, yet very small. Over the past eight days, our lead was never less than one game, nor never more than two games.
The NL West has been a two-team race between the Dodgers and the Giants since May 16th. Since then, with only one exception, the Giants have been chasing the Dodgers. On May 29th, the Giants overtook the Dodgers, holding a half game lead on that day. However, the next day, the Dodgers re-took the lead and have not relinquished it ever since.