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The struggling?San Francisco Giants activated Hunter Pence from the 15-day disabled list Saturday, two months after the right fielder suffered a serious hamstring injury. Nike Air Max 180 Ultramarine .Pence returned from his minor league rehab assignment Friday night and was in the lineup Saturday against the Washington Nationals, batting fifth and starting in right field.Pence tore his right hamstring off the bone while running the bases on June 1 and underwent surgery the following week. The Giants went 26-22 during Pences absence but have struggled lately, losing 11 of 13 games since the All-Star break.Pence told reporters that he was looking forward to providing a boost to the Giants (59-44), who entered Saturday with a one-game lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers (58-45) in the National League West.I play the game with a lot of emotion and a lot of energy, he said Friday. Hopefully I can pour much of that vibe out on the field and give them a little boost, so I intend to come ready to help.Pence, 33, has appeared in 50 games for the Giants this season, batting .298 with seven home runs and 36 RBIs.To make room for Pence on the active roster, the Giants designated infielder Ramiro Pe?a for assignment. Nike Air Vapormax Plus Womens . JOHNS, N. Air Max 95 Neon Green . -- Kyrie Irvings last-minute 3-pointer helped seal another victory for Cleveland -- and the Cavaliers longest winning streak since LeBron James left. http:///...air-max-98-2018.html . 24 Baylor in a Big 12 clash between teams trending in opposite directions. Andrew Wiggins made 10-of-12 from the foul line and scored 17 for Kansas (14-4, 5-0 Big 12), which capped a stretch of four straight games against ranked opponents unscathed. This was the day the bailiffs arrived for England. It wasnt that their performance on day three was especially poor. It was more that they were paying for debts incurred earlier in the game.From the moment they failed to take advantage of winning the toss, from the moment they failed to score 450 in their first innings, from the moment they lost four wickets in the opening session of the match, they have been up against it. The evening session of the third day was the time the pressure told and England snapped. It felt like the tipping point of the game; it may well prove to be the tipping point of the series.England looked dispirited long before their second innings began. Maybe it was the injury to Haseeb Hameed, who may well be out of the series, maybe it was the way the India tail wagged - at 204 for 6 England were thinking of a first-innings lead; at 400 for 8 that was a painful memory - or maybe it was the realisation that they had squandered a great opportunity in this match, but England looked disappointed before the end of Indias innings.It showed in the fielding first. Alastair Cook, his mind clouded, dropped a relatively straightforward chance at slip - something that is happening too frequently to be dismissed as an aberration - and Jonny Bairstow missed one going to his right. It meant England had dropped four chances in total in Indias first innings.Englands bowlers had, as usual, performed respectably. Perhaps James Anderson looked a little flat and perhaps Stuart Broad was missed more than anticipated, but conceding 400 on this surface was not unreasonable. It was probably a par first-innings total from India.It was only by contrast with Indias spinners that Englands paled. For while Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid are liable to offer a long hop or full toss every spell, R Ashwin, Jayant Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja are unlikely to offer one an innings. And while Moeen and Rashid are both capable of deliveries that turn sharply, they are less able to maintain and build pressure than their India counterparts.Taken in isolation, Ashwins wicket-taking deliveries look pretty innocuous. Take the ball that bowled Cook through the gate: it was 46 mph and turned fractionally. It was the sort of ball that, if bowled on the village green, might well have been heaved into the churchyard.But with Ashwin - and Indias other spinners - its not necessarily the delivery that does the damage. Its the spell.So in 30 overs of Englands second innings, Indias three spinners only conceded two boundaries. And in those 30 overs, 80% of their deliveries were dot balls and more than 50% of those from Ashwin and Jadeja would have hit the stumps. By contrast, 26% of Rashids would have done so. While only 1% of the deliveries sent down by Indias spinners went for boundaries, the figure was 4% for Englands.All this means the batsmen have no rrespite against India. Nike Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit Red. And it means that any turn at all - and Jadeja and Jayant actually gained less turn than in the first innings - becomes dangerous and the delivery that goes straight on can be just as lethal. Every ball counts. Every ball adds to the ordeal. Batting is exhausting.Its particularly exhausting when the match situation is so unpromising. So Cook, struggling throughout a torturous innings, had been lunging forward in an attempt to nullify the spin but finally left just enough of a gap between pad and bat for Ashwin to squeeze the ball through. A slight miscalculation, a slight misjudgement, a slight error: you cannot afford any of them against bowlers of such accuracy.Moeens dismissal looked especially horrid. Beaten in the flight, he was nowhere near the pitch of the ball when he skipped down the pitch in an attempt to lift Ashwin back over his head. Instead, the ball hit high up the bat and Moeen popped a simple catch to mid-on.Again, taken in isolation, it looked an unnecessary shot. But it was a reflection of the demanding spell Moeen had faced. It was a reflection of his lack of confidence in his own defence and a reflection of his unease at the crease. It was an unimpressive first effort at No. 3 - Moeen has now batted in every position up to and including No. 9 in Tests - but also reflection of some fine, disciplined bowling as much as it was poor batting.And, for all the talk of Stokes improvement against spin, the talk of him playing further forward and further back, he was punished here for failing to get far enough forward. It was a fine ball, certainly, but it was the stroke of a tired, disappointed man.Only Bairstow, who was brilliantly caught after edging one that kept low, could consider himself unfortunate. But even he might have left the delivery angled across him.It seems likely that Hameed will bat on day four. But it may well prove to be his last action of the tour. Judging by previous examples - Andersons injury in South Africa springs to mind - the secrecy surrounding Hameeds finger problem suggests that the England camp know full well it is serious. It seems odd that he has not had an X-ray already; it will be a surprise if England do not have a new opening partnership in Mumbai.All of which leaves England facing a monumental challenge. But, more than trying to find a way to combat the spin, they need to find a way to combat the impression that they have come up against a side that is too good for them. For the first time in several years - probably since the 2013-14 Ashes - that is how England looked for the last few hours here. They will have to dig deep, mentally as much as physically, if they are to salvage anything from this series. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '