Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 5/15/12
All those wins that the Dodgers banked in the first six weeks will come in handy now. The loss of center fielder Matt Kemp, who went on the 15-day disabled list Monday night because of a mild left hamstring strain, is a significant blow -- Kemp and Andre Ethier have combined to drive in 40 percent of the Dodgers' runs. Still, the Dodgers (24-11) rank third in the National League in ERA. Their six-game lead in the NL West is the largest in the majors. No other team in the division has a positive run differential, and the Dodgers are at plus-36. Who, exactly, is going to catch them? - The second-place Giants (18-17) are showing some life, with three straight victories. But they are tied for 12th in the league in runs, and third baseman Pablo Sandoval likely will not return from wrist surgery until mid-June. - The third-place Diamondbacks (15-21) have lost 10 of 12 to fall 9-1/2 games back. They are still without center fielder Chris Young, shortstop Stephen Drew, right-hander Dan...
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