The Giants are close to breaking a modern era recordwith their 20 consecutive games of allowing fewer than five runs. (And they've allowed fewer than fourruns in 15 straight games).The Giants will not have to face Ubaldo Jimenez in the upcoming Rockies series...it's looking like they'll face Jhoulys Chacin, Jason Hammel, and Jorge de la Rosa, all of whom they are capable of beating. Andres Torres might return sooner than expected:SF Chronicle:Andres Torreshas a goal that might be folly in the medical world but makes complete sense in baseball: He wants to play in this weekend's series at Colorado, less than two weeks after his appendectomy.

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