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Chris Archer

LEADING OFF: Giants, Dodgers face off; Salazar back from bug

A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today: ____ HOW THE WEST IS WON? The Giants and Dodgers begin a pivotal three-game series in the NL West with RHP Jake Peavy (4-6, 4.21 ERA) scheduled to face Los Angeles LHP Brett Anderson (8-8, 3.36) at Dodger Stadium. The banged-up Giants trail the first-place Dodgers by 3 1/2 games but expect to get back SS Brandon Crawford (tight left oblique). Los Angeles, meanwhile, was held without a hit for the second time in 10 days Sunday, ending a five-game winning streak. HO The Cubs return home after a six-game West Coast swing on a high note after Jake Arrieta's no-hitter Sunday night, but the team went just 2-4 against the...