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Dodgers' offense shrivels in extra-inning loss, lead shrinks
Dodgers' offense shrivels in extra-inning loss, lead shrinks

SAN DIEGO -- The Dodgers have spent the last five weeks in first place in the National League West, yet their lead remains uncomfortably small. In the wake of a 10-inning, 2-1 loss to the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on Saturday night, the Dodgers' edge over the second-place San Francisco Giants was reduced to 2 1/2 games. The Giants won their fifth consecutive game, 3-1 over the Milwaukee Brewers. The Dodgers have 26 regular-season games left, the Giants 27. Six games will be against each other. With no guarantee of a division title, the Dodgers remain in search of reinforcements. Some of them will be players returning from injuries, such as Hyun-Jin Ryu, who is scheduled...

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