The San Francisco Giants begin a 10-game road trip tonight in Los Angeles with a four-game series against the rival Dodgers.
The 85-60 Dodgers magic number is six games to clinch the National League West, while the 66-80 Giants will look to spoil the party plans this weekend.
The Giants are 37-29 versus the NL West, while the Dodgers are 29-29 against the division. The Giants are 16-19 on the road facing the NL West and 6-6 versus their rivals from the South. They are 2-4 at Dodger Stadium this season.
Tonight's matchup features Matt Cain (8-9) taking on Zack Greinke (14-3) at 7:10 pm. Cain is 5-9 versus the Dodgers during his career with a 3.58 ERA in 158.1 innings.
Friday night is an all lefty matchup between Madison Bumgarner (11-9) and Clayton Kershaw (14-8) at 7:10 pm. Bumgarner is 7-3 facing the Dodgers with a 2.54 ERA, while Kershaw is 11-4 against the Giants with a 1.32 ERA.
Saturday night Tim Lincecum (9-13) gets the ball opposing Ricky Nolasco (8-1) at 6:10 pm. Lincecum has a career 8-6 record with a 2.86 ERA and 128 strikeouts facing the Dodgers.
Sunday's series finale has Ryan Vogelsong (3-5) battling Edinson Volquez (0-1) at 1:10 pm. Vogelsong is 4-3 in his career against the Dodgers with a 3.86 ERA.
The Giants will see an old friend this weekend in Brian Wilson, who is still sporting the famous beard with the enemy now in the Dodgers. These two teams will see each other one last time in two weeks at AT&T Park for a three-game series.
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