LA Dodgers: 10 Keys to Overtaking the San Francisco Giants in NL West

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LA Dodgers: 10 Keys to Overtaking the San Francisco Giants in NL West
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After a weekend in which the Los Angeles Dodgers swept the San Francisco Giants—including back-to-back shutouts in PacBell Park—it looks like the South is rising again.

Yet the question that remains is, can the Dodgers, who at one point in the season led the entire major league in winning percentage, overtake the Giants in the NL West and win the division?

We are of course leaving out the San Diego Padres, Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks, but with good reason as none of those teams seem capable of mounting a successful attack.

Just a week ago, the Giants led the Dodgers by as much as three full games, and the Blue Crew looked as if they were on a bit of a free fall spurred on by a lagging offense and insufficient bullpen.

Then they picked up Hanley Ramirez, brought up a kid named Cruz and seemingly righted the boat.

Now tied with the Giants for the lead in the NL West, the trade deadline looming and another deal almost surely to be made by the anxious new management, the Dodgers are poised to succeed.

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