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D-Backs 7, Giants 1: Mini-Sweep is Oh So Sweet

In a matchup that featured two teams whose seasons were going in opposite directions, the D-Backs looked like the playoff-bound team with a two game mini-sweep in which they outscored the Giants a combined 15-5. The result all but mathematically eliminated the Giants from the playoff race as they fell back to .500 on the season for the first time in two weeks and end the day 3 games back of the Chicago Cubs. After peaking at 13 games above .500 on July 18, the Giants have slowly but inexorably faded over the course of the season. They have posted a .