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Slide continues for Dodgers in 9-5 loss to San Francisco Giants

Slide continues for Dodgers in 9-5 loss to San Francisco Giants

Funk, thy name is Dodgers. These things happen to teams during the course of a 162-game season, but the one the Dodgers are currently floundering in may be coming at a particularly bad time. Manager Don Mattingly tried the team meeting routine Thursday and went to the lineup shuffle Friday, and although the offense showed a little more life, the result seemed pretty much in line with the performances the Dodgers have been putting forth of late. They lost for the fourth time in five games, this one to the rival San Francisco Giants, 9-5, before a crowd of 52,503 at Dodger Stadium. The loss cut their lead over the Giants to 1½ games in the National League West and left the...

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