MLB Standings: San Francisco Giants In Driver's Seat in NL West

August 1, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants right fielder Hunter Pence (8) signs autographs for fans before the game against the New York Mets at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-US PRESSWIRE

The San Francisco Giants are in position to get their second division title in the past three seasons.

The San Francisco Giants control their own destiny when it comes to winning the NL West, and at 76-58 going into Monday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, they are in position to capture their first division title since 2010.

That year, of course, the Giants won the World Series. This year, all 28 games left on their regular-season schedule are against NL West opponents.

The biggest six of those are head-to-head against the Giants' biggest rivals, the Los Angeles Dodgers. If the Dodgers are within striking distance of the division lead going into the final week of the season, the last series of the regular season, Oct. 1-3, at Dodger Stadium will be huge.

The Giants have swept two series in L.A. this season. The Dodgers swept one at AT&T Park.

The Giants have 16 of their last 28 games at home, where they were 37-28 going into Monday's game. San Francisco was also nine games above .500 on the road.

For more on the Giants, please visit McCovey Chronicles.

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