LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants have been in a staredown contest for the past 188 days.But then again, it’s been that way for the last 121 years.

This has always been one of the greatest rivalries in sports. It has brought us Bobby Thomson’s “shot heard ‘round the world” at the Polo Grounds, the Juan Marichal-Johnny Roseboro bloody brawl at Candlestick Park, Joe Morgan’s homer at the ‘Stick, and, of course, Jackie Robinson’s decision to retire rather than accept a trade from the Dodgers to the Giants.

And now, it’s here again.

The Giants won a franchise-record 107 games this year. The Dodgers won 106. It forced the Dodgers to play a frenzied wild-card game Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium, where Chris Taylor

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