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Swept by the Phillies - managing only three runs in the process - and then losing on Monday, San...

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Swept by the Phillies - managing only three runs in the process - and then losing on Monday, San Diego is on its first five-game losing streak of the season. But their lead in the NL West, at five games, is only one less than last week. They've scored more runs in August than any other month of the season, but have also conceded more as well. Their next sixteen games are all against divisional opponents; get through those, and the post-season should be assured.

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