Dodgers can clinch NL West on Friday

Dodgers can clinch NL West on Friday

Dodgers slugger Cody Bellinger breaks NL rookie HR record

The San Francisco Giants could use a win after losing seven of their last 11 games. The San Francisco Giants have won six straight games when scoring more than three runs.

There certainly will be no doubting the motivation of the always-intense Madison Bumgarner (3-9, 3.48 ERA), who will take the mound for the Giants on Saturday. Bumgarner is 14-9 with a 2.59 ERA and 180 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.

Bellinger didn't play for the Dodgers until their 21st game of the season. Corey Seager leads the Dodgers with 152 hits and 71 RBI while Chris Taylor and Justin Turner have combined for 286 hits and 139 RBI. Hyun-Jin Ryu gets the ball, and he is 5-7 with a 3.46 ERA and 114 strikeouts this season. The left-hander is 4-5 in 11 career games against the Giants, posting a 3.36 ERA. The win reduced their magic number in the NL West to one, meaning that a win against the Giants at home or a Diamondbacks loss to the Marlins on Friday will result in clinching the division. The D-Backs rattled off a 13-game winning streak from August 24 through September 6.

Ryu is 0-1 in two starts against the Giants this year, but that record is not of his doing.

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