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Giants clinch at least tie in NL West, match team wins mark

The San Francisco Giants clinched at least a tie for their first NL West title since 2012 by matching the franchise record with their 106th win.
Credit: AP
San Francisco Giants' Donovan Solano, right, is congratulated by Darin Ruf (33) after scoring against the San Diego Padres during the sixth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants clinched at least a tie for their first NL West title since 2012 by matching the franchise record with their 106th win, beating the San Diego Padres 3-0 before turning their attention to the Dodgers’ game against Milwaukee. 

Darin Ruf hit a first-inning home run and Mike Yastrzemski added an RBI single to send San Francisco on its way, and then the Giants waited on Los Angeles’ victorious 8-6 result against the NL Central champion Brewers. 

A Dodgers loss would ensure San Francisco the division crown outright over the eight-time defending West winners and reigning World Series champions.