SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 29: A general view during the San Francisco Giants game against the San Diego Padres at AT&T Park on April 29, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
The San Francisco Giants are in second place in the NL West, five games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Oakland Athletics are in last place of the AL West.
The latest MLB standings have the San Francisco Giants sitting in second place, and the Oakland Athletics struggling in last. If the Giants can stay close they have three games against the Los Angeles Dodgers at the end of June and may have a direct opportunity to move into first place. The A's are nine games out and have the less specific concerns of a team in that position. Complete NL and AL West standings are below, and a full set of MLB standings can be found here.
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