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Real Salt Lakes offense has gone ice cold at the worst possible time. Johnny Robinson Jersey . With the MLS playoffs looming, RSL finds itself losing ground in the Western Conference and searching for solutions to a suddenly toothless scoring attack.Real Salt Lake (12-10-9) is mired in a four-game winless streak after being shut out in each of its last three matches. RSL cannot afford another slip-up against the San Jose Earthquakes this week if it hopes to hold ground against Kansas City, Seattle and Portland for fourth place in the Western Conference and make a late push to move into second place behind Dallas in the final three weeks.For RSL, generating offense has been a hit-or-miss scenario throughout much of the season. Salt Lake is flat-out unstoppable at times and cant buy a goal at other times. Reals top three scorers -- Joao Plata, Yura Movsisyan and Juan Manuel Martinez -- have combined for five total goals in the teams last 10 matches.San Jose could be the perfect opponent to get Salt Lake back on track. The Earthquakes (7-10-13) have won just two games since winning five and drawing three in their first 11 games of the season. They conceded a season-high three goals in their latest loss -- 3-1 to the Montreal Impact.Chris Wondolowski is not getting much help on offense. Wondolowski netted his 11th goal of the season against Montreal -- making him the only MLS player to score 10 or more goals in seven consecutive seasons in their career. Simon Dawkins, San Joses No. 2 scorer, has just four goals.This is the second and final regular-season meeting between the clubs this season. San Jose and RSL played to a 1-1 draw on July 22 in Utah. Daniel Sorensen Jersey . Ancelotti says Ronaldo has recovered from a hamstring injury but "but he doesnt feel comfortable yet so we wont risk him." Madrid is third in the Spanish league, six points behind leader Barcelona, going into Saturdays game against Valladolid. Mack Lee Hill Jersey . Pence singled in the winning run with no outs in the ninth inning to give the Giants a 7-6 victory over the San Diego Padres on Sunday. .C. -- Kemba Walker and the Charlotte Bobcats got off to a fast start, and the Sacramento Kings were never quite able to catch up. WASHINGTON -- Eduardo Nunez led the way as the San Francisco Giants bested Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg.Nunez got four hits, including two triples and a double against Strasburg, and the San Francisco Giants beat Washington 7-1 in a matchup of NL division leaders.Brandon Belt homered, doubled and singled as the Giants ended Washingtons four-game winning streak.Giants manager Bruce Bochy liked how his offense, which has been struggling lately, performed against Strasburg.Our guys did a good job out there, Bochy said. (Strasburg) has great stuff. He has battles and competes.Slumping right fielder Bryce Harper of the Nationals left after the sixth inning with a stiff neck.Matt Cain (4-6) won his third straight start, pitching five shutout innings and scattering five hits. Last Sunday, he threw five no-hit innings to beat the Nationals at home.Strasburg (15-2) was trying to become the first pitcher in the majors with 16 wins this season. Instead, he lasted only 4 2/3 innings in his shortest outing this year, giving up four runs and eight hits.Strasburg struck out eight but allowed two runs in both the fourth and fifth innings. He threw 88 pitches overall.I feel like I was scuffling the whole game, Strasburg said. Yeah, I retired nine of the first 10, but I didnt really feel like I was executing, and it just kind of caught up to me. They grinded.Nunez had been hitless in his last 16 at-bats, and was just 2 for 20 since being traded over by Minnesota in late July. The AL All-Star scored three runs and just missed the cycle as his first triple nearly went over the wall.There was too much Nunez today, Nationals manager Dusty Baker said. This was his day. They must have eaten some line drives for lunch because there were line drives hit everywhere.Nunez said his new teammates have been giving him lots of support through his recent problems, and this game could be a turning point.(Its been) a very tough week for me, Nunez said. Demone Harris Jersey. To have that game, I have my confidence back. Ive been working in the cage. Things happen. I hope tomorrows going to be a better day, too.Buster Posey drove in two runs for the Giants, who had been struggling at the plate lately before getting 14 hits.Danny Espinosa drove in the lone Washington run with an eighth-inning single.A BIT OF HISTORYNunez became just the second player since the Giants moved to San Francisco in 1958 to post two triples and a double in the same game. Will Clark was the other, on Aug. 14, 1991, against the Braves.TRAINERS ROOMGiants: RF Hunter Pence bounced a foul ball off his face in the second inning. The ball hit banged off the ground and rebounded to hit him under his right eye, leaving a welt and a black eye, but he remained in the game. ... RHP Cory Gearrin (shoulder strain) has thrown three scoreless innings of relief over three games on a rehab assignment at Triple-A Sacramento.Nationals: 1B Ryan Zimmerman was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with a bruised left wrist. The move is retroactive to Aug. 1. OF Brian Goodwin was promoted from Triple-A Syracuse. ... Goodwin replaced Harper and made his major league debut, and had a flyout in his lone at-bat. Ive been having it for a couple days now, Harper said. Its been bothering me. Tonight, (Baker) came up to me in the seventh inning and just gave me the night off.UP NEXTGiants: LHP Madison Bumgarner (10-6) tries to rebound after his worst start of the season last Tuesday when he gave up eight runs on 10 hits in five innings during a 13-8 loss at Philadelphia.Nationals: RHP Tanner Roark (11-6) has won five of his last six decisions, including his last two starts when he earned victories over Arizona and San Francisco. ' ' ' 

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