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Comparing the Giants, Dodgers side by side

Giants first baseman Brandon Belt, right, celebrates with Joe Panik (12) after hitting a two-run home run off Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias in the sixth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 12, 2016, in San Francisco. The Giants won 2-1 and have beaten the Dodgers six times in 10 games this season.
Giants first baseman Brandon Belt, right, celebrates with Joe Panik (12) after hitting a two-run home run off Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias in the sixth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 12, 2016, in San Francisco. The Giants won 2-1 and have beaten the Dodgers six times in 10 games this season. The Associated Press

The Giants and Dodgers begin a three-game series Tuesday in Los Angeles.

They’ve met 10 times this season and the Giants have won six games. They have not met since the Giants won 2-1 on June 12 at home. That gave them a five-game lead over the Dodgers. Their lead was six games at the All-Star break, but the Giants have struggled since then, going a major-league worst 11-23.

Meanwhile, the Dodgers appear to be thriving with ace Clayton Kershaw out. The Dodgers were 41-36 (.532) before Kershaw was put on the disabled list with a herniated disc. They are 28-19 (.596) since.

Here’s a statistical look at how the teams compare:

Statistic

Giants

Dodgers

Record

68-56

69-55

Team batting

.261

.250

Runs

561

556

Home runs

101

143

Triples

41

15

Doubles

214

217

Hits

1,114

1,050

Extra base hits

356

375

Walks

455

403

Strikeouts

856

985

RBIs

527

515

Steals

64

35

On-base pct.

.334

.320

Slugging pct.

.401

.410

On-base plus slugging pct.

.735

.731

Team ERA

3.77

3.76

Runs

507

490

Earned runs

469

463

Batting avg. against

.246

.231

Saves

34

35

Shutouts

7

11

Strikeouts

983

1,145

Walks

337

349

Compiled by Jeff Caraska

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