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The Giants are in familiar territory after getting off to a hot start to the 2014 season, but they're hoping recent history won't repeat itself.
The team's 24-14 record through 38 games this season is eerily similar to last season's 23-15 start which had the Giants on top of the NL West and the Dodgers seven games back in the division basement.
The Dodgers went on to post an NL West best 92-70 record while the Giants floundered to finish the season 10 games under .500 and just out of last place.
Below is a comparison of the Giants' team stats between the 2013 and 2014 season:
Through 38 Games
2013 season 2014 season
Record 23-15 24-14
Runs 174 159
Runs allowed 155 133
AVG .266 .240
HR 32 45
Starters' ERA 4.25 3.65
Bullpen ERA 2.62 2.10
Errors 21 22