Here's a little-known fact ...

May, 29, 2011
5/29/11
7:31
PM PT
The Dodgers almost made it through their first two months without playing a first-place team in the National League West. They have played 20 games inside the division, but not counting Opening Day, only once was the team they were playing in first place at the time.

(Note – it's very disappointing to me that I couldn't say they hadn't played a first-place team in the division at all. That would have been a much more impressive little-known fact, and it would have carried nicely into the Colorado series.)

The Dodgers' only remaining games inside the division before the All-Star break are against the Rockies and Padres. They next play the Diamondbacks on July 15 and the Giants on July 18.

NL West opponents to date:
March 31: vs. San Francisco
April 1: vs. fifth-place San Francisco
April 2: vs. fifth-place San Francisco
April 3: vs. fifth-place San Francisco

April 5: vs. third-place Colorado
April 6: vs. second-place Colorado

April 8: vs. second-place San Diego
April 9: vs. third-place San Diego
April 10: vs. fourth-place San Diego

April 11: vs. fifth-place San Francisco
April 12: vs. fifth-place San Francisco
April 13: vs. fourth-place San Francisco

April 29: vs. fifth-place San Diego
April 30: vs. fifth-place San Diego
May 1: vs. fifth-place San Diego

May 13: vs. fourth-place Arizona
May 14: vs. fourth-place Arizona
May 15: vs. fourth-place Arizona

May 18: vs. second-place San Francisco
May 19: vs. first-place San Francisco

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Clayton Kershaw
WINS ERA SO IP
21 1.77 239 198
OTHER LEADERS
BAY. Puig .296
HRA. Gonzalez 27
RBIA. Gonzalez 116
RY. Puig 92
OPSY. Puig .863
ERAC. Kershaw 1.77
SOC. Kershaw 239