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MLB Standings Update: Giants, Rockies Going Opposite Directions in NL West

With June just around the corner the San Francisco Giants are looking to get the summer started right as they currently sit atop the NL West standings. Winners of their last five including a sweep in the Bay Bridge Series against Oakland, the Giants have been manufacturing late wins, great outings from their starting pitchers, and just enough offense to get the job done.

San Francisco leads the league in games decided by three runs or fewer at 39 thus far, winning 24 of them. They also are second for most games decided by one run in MLB, and are 11-0 in one run victories at home including seven walk offs already.

As for Colorado, they've hit a bit of a rough patch after losing their last three, dropping back to 3.5 games behind the Giants in the NL West. The big surprise of the week was the Arizona Diamondbacks. Winners of their last six, the D'Backs are only half a game behind Colorado for second place now, creating a new three team race as the Dodgers and Padres lag behind. L.A. has lost their last three and currently are seven games under .500, while the Padres have lost their last four and are bringing up the rear nine games behind the Giants.

NL West Standings

San Francisco 27 19 .586 0 Won 5
Colorado 23 22 .511 3.5 Lost 3
Arizona 23 23 .500 4 Won 6
Los Angeles 21 28 .428 7.5 Lost 3
San Diego 19 29 .395 9 Lost 4

(updated 5.24.2011 at 9:42 AM PDT)