Fans in San Francisco watched meaningful baseball deep into October a year ago. Will the season be all but over by Labor Day this time around? The holiday weekend brings a three-game series between the Giants and Diamondbacks at AT&T Park, with the latter leading the NL West by six games over the defending champions.

What needs to happen?

The NL West has seen memorable comebacks, but even with three more games between these teams, is it sweep or bust for the Giants?


The collision that changed a season?

The Giants led the division on May 25, the same day Buster Posey found himself on the wrong end of a collision with Scott Cousins.


Architect of a dethroning?

Diamondbacks ace Ian Kennedy faces Tim Lincecum on Saturday, but is Kennedy already his own team's MVP?


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