SAN FRANCISCO -- At one time this season, the games the Giants will play the next four days against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Chavez Ravine looked monumental.

Now, it would appear they're only monumental to the Dodgers. Not so, maintain the Giants, who despite their 4-3 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday at AT&T Park were completely eliminated from the postseason with Cincinnati's win earlier in the day.

The Giants nonetheless head to Dodger Stadium on Thursday night with a clear objective. As the defending world champions, they definitely don't want to see their chief rivals -- and former closer Brian Wilson -- clinching the National League West against them.

"I don't want to speak for the rest of the team, but myself personally, I don't like to see anybody else celebrate on the field," said Brandon Belt, who drove in the winning run with an eighth-inning single against the Rockies.

The Dodgers enter the series against the Giants with a magic number of six. So it's possible San Francisco will have to watch a dogpile of blue.

To go along with that, of course, the Giants will see -- and possibly face -- Wilson wearing a Dodgers uniform.

Few Giants thought that would be a big deal.

"He's just another pitcher now," said Pablo Sandoval. "It doesn't matter to me."

"It's going to be a little weird, just because he was such a staple in San Francisco for so many big years," said Belt. "But my first year here, I was up and down so much, it's not like we formed an extremely close relationship. But I imagine a lot of guys on the team will have some problems going up there and not smiling a little bit."

Wilson had eight straight scoreless outings to start his Dodgers career, then surrendered a walk and walk-off hit against the Reds on Saturday, and manager Don Mattingly expressed concern that Wilson was shaking his arm. Wilson said his arm was fine, and he returned to the mound Wednesday. He entered with the bases loaded in the seventh, allowing an RBI single to Arizona's Paul Goldschmidt before getting an inning-ending double play.

For his part, current Giants closer Sergio Romo will be happy to see Wilson, whether he pitches or not.

"He was a good teammate to me and a good friend to me," Romo said. "So I look forward to seeing him happy and smiling, back to being Brian Wilson."

The Giants' main focus, however, will be on winning enough games to prevent a Dodgers celebration this weekend.

"With the guys we've got back now, we're pretty healthy," Belt said. "The pitching staff's doing pretty well. I think they're going to be able to keep us in it, no matter what the situation. I think we have a good chance of winning these ballgames."

Brandon Crawford is another Giant who definitely would not want to suffer the indignity of watching the Dodgers celebrate in front of them. It goes back to youth, growing up in Pleasanton.

"I didn't like them very much, being a Giants fan," he said. "I was taught at a young age to not like the Dodgers."

Manager Bruce Bochy said he's simply hopeful the Giants can continue playing the plucky baseball that earned them 10 wins in their last 18 games and their first winning homestand since May.

"We know what's in front of us with (the Dodgers') situation," said the manager. "Our job is to go down there and do the best we can playing these ballgames."

  • Marco Scutaro and Belt delivered back-to-back RBI singles in the eighth against Rockies setup man Matt Belisle to enable the Giants to pull out the getaway-day victory despite leaving 13 men on base.

    Yusmeiro Petit, coming off a near perfect game that wound up being a one-hit shutout, retired the first 11 batters in his encore, but Colorado then started to take the measure of the journeyman right-hander. Nolan Arenado drove in a fourth-inning run, and the Rockies put together a four-hit, two-run rally in the sixth to knock Petit out of the game.

    Petit went 52/3 innings and allowed six hits, three earned runs, walked two and struck out seven.

  • Bochy said left-handed reliever Jeremy Affeldt (groin strain) would more than likely be activated from the disabled list Thursday for the Dodgers series.

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