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SAN DIEGO — The Giants, maybe more than any team in baseball, are built to handle short starts.
SAN DIEGO -- Nori Aoki could be in San Francisco for Friday's game with the Oakland A's. Jean Machi certainly won't be.
SAN DIEGO -- The Giants finally gave a more specific reason for Tim Lincecum's absence.