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Worth noting

• The Giants stuck with the order of their previously announced post-All-Star-break starting rotation: Chad Gaudin, Matt Cain, Madison Bumgarner, Tim Lincecum and, in one of Tuesday's doubleheader games against Cincinnati, Barry Zito. Bochy mentioned left-hander Mike Kickham and right-hander Yusmeiro Petit as candidates to pitch the twin bill's other game.

• As expected, San Francisco's four All-Stars -- Bumgarner, catcher Buster Posey, second baseman Marco Scutaro and right-hander Sergio Romo -- were excused from Thursday's workout. Also absent were outfielder Jeff Francoeur and right-hander Sandy Rosario, who were in their first days of fatherhood.

Chris Haft is a reporter for
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