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MLB Standings Update: Giants, Diamondbacks Separating Themselves From The Pack

Well it's just a bit beyond the half way mark in the season, and the San Francisco Giants are leaps and bounds ahead of where they were at this time in 2010. They sat only one game above .500 at this point last season, treading water in fourth place in the NL West. Now they are 10 games above .500, and despite a two game losing streak backed up against their season high win streak of seven, the Black and Orange cling to a two game lead over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The D'backs begin an interleague series with the Oakland A's Friday, a team that has really been struggling. But hopefully they can put up a stand to help out their cross Bay comrades. Colorado lost two out of three to the White Sox at Coors, staying put in third place, now 6.5 games back of the Giants. The Padres have been surging as of late, winners of their last four, and have moved out of the celler to fourth place.

San Diego still is eight games under .500 and nine games out of first place though, so they have lots of work to do. Then we have to Dodgers, a team riddled with financial problems with MVP caliber talent that just can't seem to win. They are 10 games under .500 and 10 games back of the Giants in the division.

NL West Standings

San Francisco 46 36 .560 0 Lost 2
Arizona 44 38 .536 2 Lost 1
Colorado 39 42 .481 6.5 Lost 2
San Diego 37 45 .451 9 Won 4
Los Angeles 36 46 .439 10 Lost 2

(updated 7.1.2011 at 11:01 AM PDT)

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