The Los Angeles Dodgers opened their three-game series with the San Francisco Giants with a 9-1 win Monday night, an always welcome accomplishment against their longtime rivals. The win opened an eight-game homestand for the Dodgers, with all eight games against National League West opponents.
In face, the next 10 games for the Dodgers are against divisional foes, with a two-game trip to San Diego to face the Padres on the docket next week. The Dodgers have built a five-game lead in the NL West, and have an opportunity to widen that gap with some strong home play. Here are the NL West standings:
|National League West Standings|
|Through games of May 7|
The five-game lead is the largest of the season for the Dodgers. The Dodgers are 11-2 at home this season, and play 17 of their next 22 games at Dodger Stadium.
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