Giants take care of their business, wait on NL West clinch with Dodgers still playing

The crowd at Oracle Park alternated between “Let’s Go Giants!” and “Beat L.A.!” chants, even though the Dodgers were 378 miles to the south, playing Milwaukee and desperately trying to stay in the NL West race.

The Giants took care of business on their end, dispatching the Padres 3-0. And then the team and its fans had to sit and wait to see if the Brewers could finish off Los Angeles, which lost starter Clayton Kershaw to an injury in the second. The Dodgers were still in the eighth inning when Camilo Doval, the kid closer, was polishing off the Giants’ shutout win at Oracle Park.

“We’re just expecting to play a meaningful game tomorrow,” manager Gabe Kapler said. “It’s pretty simple and straightforward for us and that was our expectation all along and we’ll be prepared for it.”

A win Saturday at Oracle Park would give the Giants their first division title since 2012.

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