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Top Five Times San Francisco Giants Ruined the Dodgers Season

18 Sep 1997: The San Francisco Giants celebrate after Brian Johnson''s home run during the Giants 6-5 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers at 3Com Park in San Francisco, California. Mandatory Credit: Otto Greule /Allsport
18 Sep 1997: The San Francisco Giants celebrate after Brian Johnson''s home run during the Giants 6-5 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers at 3Com Park in San Francisco, California. Mandatory Credit: Otto Greule /Allsport
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18 Sep 1997: The San Francisco Giants celebrate after Brian Johnson”s home run during the Giants 6-5 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers at 3Com Park in San Francisco, California. Mandatory Credit: Otto Greule /Allsport
18 Sep 1997: The San Francisco Giants celebrate after Brian Johnson”s home run during the Giants 6-5 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers at 3Com Park in San Francisco, California. Mandatory Credit: Otto Greule /Allsport

The San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers are facing off for the final time in 2018 and the Dodgers have a chance at making the postseason with one more win.

The Giants, who will not make the playoffs, can ruin L.A.’s season by winning the final two games of the regular season against their rival.

The Giants have done this before. So have the Dodgers. Both teams and their fan bases have fond memories of years where they prevented the other from the playoffs.

And no matter how far back you go back in the fandom of either franchise, those times the other team’s season was ruined is almost as memorable as the the World Series and the postseason appearances.

San Francisco heads into the games this weekend with one goal in mind. Keep the Dodgers out of October baseball and play as many games this season and they will.

Tonight’s game will be the last challenge for the Giants in 2018. If they win, they will make tomorrow’s game another opportunity to enjoy ending their rival’s year.

Some of the best moments go back to the Polo Grounds. Some of those moments took place at Candlestick Park. And some happened at AT&T Park, where tonight’s game will be played.

No matter when they happened or who was there to see those moments, fans cling to them as much as victories on the biggest stage.

So, let’s take a look at some of the infamous and some of the best moments in Giants and Dodgers history where the Giants played the role of spoiler.

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