Dodgers Extend Lead in Division Race

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The first-place Dodgers are on a roll. They extended their lead in the division to 5 games ahead of the San Francisco Giants. After losing to the San Diego Padres on September 2, the Dodgers have won 5 in a row including the three game series sweep against the Arizona Diamondbacks.Their next game is on Friday the 9 against the Miami Marlins where Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw will return for the first time in 2 months.

Yasiel Puig Returns after a month of the minor league

After being demoted to the Dodgers triple a team he decided it was time to change things up, and he did. In 24 games he hit 5 home runs and 24 RBI and the Dodgers noticed him. After a month his teammates in triple A shared his attitude has changed and was better and so the Dodgers recalled him.He returned to the MLB on September 2,  and has hit 2 home runs and his attitude is much better. The Dodgers are happy with his performance.

Dodgers Magic Number
With only 21 games left in the season the Dodgers are hoping to clinch a playoff spot and soon. The problem is their magic number (games they need to win to clinch first in NL) is not looking to good. Keep in mind the Dodgers have 21 games left and their magic number is 19. The Dodgers can only lose two more games the rest of the season, and that’s hard to do. Now the other way to take first place is to keep their 5 game lead over the Giants which has a higher percentage of possibility. Dodgers fans will know soon whether the Dodgers take first in the NL division for the fourth time in a row or not.

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