Originally written on Indians Baseball Insider  |  Last updated 11/14/14
TAMPA - When going on a road trip, it’s easy to leave some necessary belongings behind. For the Indians, it looked like the team left their hitting shoes behind the Canadian border in Toronto, as Tampa Bay shutout the Tribe on Friday night, 4-0. Cleveland hitters could not string together any sort of offense against Rays crafty left-hander Matt Moore. The southpaw blanked the Indians through six shutout innings, limiting the offense to just two hits, both coming from Michael Bourn. This came one day after the team broke out for eight runs on a season-high 14 hits against the Blue Jays. Hitters two-through-nine in the Tribe lineup went a combined 0-for-24 with two walks and 11 strikeouts against Moore and Rays pitching. After hitting a homer on Opening night Tuesday, shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (.125) has struggled since and is now just 2-for-14 through the first four games of the season. Despite making solid contact on the night, Jason Kipnis (.118) has also faced early offensive woe...
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