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Keeping your enemies closer ...

6/9/2011

At the end of games of May 28, the fourth-place Dodgers had a slim one-game lead in the loss column over last-place San Diego in the National League West. Los Angeles was precariously close to falling in the cellar.

Then, over their next 10 games, whether the Dodgers won or lost, the Padres did the same in nine of them:

May 29: Dodgers and Padres win

May 30: Dodgers and Padres win

May 31: Dodgers and Padres win

June 1: Dodgers and Padres lose

June 2: Dodgers off, Padres lose

June 3: Dodgers lose, Padres win

June 4: Dodgers and Padres win

June 5: Dodgers and Padres win

June 6: Dodgers and Padres lose

June 7: Dodgers and Padres win

June 8: Dodgers and Padres lose

And so today, the fourth-place Dodgers have a slim one-game lead in the loss column over last-place San Diego in the National League West.

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