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On an otherwise pokey news day, President Barack Obama put his disturbing allegiance to the Chicago White Sox aside to welcome the Giants to the White House.
UPDATE (5:20 p.m.): Well, so much for the suspense. The Giants have optioned outfielder Kensuke Tanaka to Triple-A Fresno and placed infielder Tony Abreu on the disabled list.
WASHINGTON – The Giants might be in the throes of a disappointing season, but they’re still the defending World Series champions.