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San Francisco Giants pitching coach Dave Righetti, left, catcher Buster Posey, center front, and third baseman Pablo Sandoval, center rear, talk with starting pitcher Tim Hudson, right, in the third inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies on Thursday, May 22, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

San Francisco Giants pitching coach Dave Righetti, left, catcher Buster Posey, center front, and third baseman Pablo Sandoval, center rear, talk with starting pitcher Tim Hudson, right, in the third inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies on Thursday, May 22, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

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