Well, Friday against the Twins could serve as a good opportunity for Moss to put an end to his struggles since Mike Pelfrey will be on the mound. Moss has had some success against Pelfrey in his career, batting .500 (5 for 10) with one double, two RBI and one walk.
Moss also has had success at Target Field. In six games, he is batting .333 (8 for 24) with one home run, three doubles, seven RBI and eight runs.
Davis smacked an RBI single in the first inning but struck out in his next two at-bats before coming up with a two-run double during his team's five-run sixth inning.
"He doesn't give in," manager Buck Showalter said after the game, per masnsports.com. "His contact-to-damage ratio again has always been pretty good, but I know it's frustrating for him to strike out that much. But more times than not you like the finished product. Whether he's hitting the ball the other way or pulling it firmly, just trying to string together some good at-bats. It's pretty obvious the way they're pitching him, but it's the same way they pitched him last year and the year before. Same way."
Davis has hit .226 with one home run and five RBI in 31 at-bats and has struck out 15 times.
Loney was said to be dealing with a minor injury when he went on the disabled list last week, and it appears he shouldn't need a long stay on the disabled list. He's 0 for 2 with a walk in his only game of the season.
Mike Trout, Albert Pujols, Matt Joyce and David Freese combined for nine hits in 16 at-bats with five runs scored and seven RBI. Oddly, all but a Joyce double was a single, but the hits were timely. The Joyce double scored two to complete a six-run second inning.
Pearce, who has batted either second or cleanup in every game, has just two hits in his last 23 at-bats covering six games. His average has slipped to .161.
While the Indians have faced five left-handed starters in eight games, the left-handed hitting Moss hasn't fared well against right-handed pitchers either. He is batting .083 (1 for 12) against righties, while batting .125 (1 for 8) against lefties.
"I'm kind of conflicted in my approach right now," Moss said, per Cleveland.com. "I'm getting a lot of offspeed pitches early in the count. So do I go up looking for that or do I stick to my middle-of-the-field approach?
"(Tuesday) was one of those nights where I was trying to see more pitches to find that timing and comfort zone. But everytime I looked up I was 0-2 or 1-2 and it's really hard to hit that way. It's one of the things where the more pitches you see and better at bats you start to put together, it will come."
Moss struck out 153 times in 500 at-bats with the A's last season.
"There is some swing-and-miss in his game which we knew," manager Terry Francona said. "He's going through it right now. In spring training, he came out and was hitting the ball all over the place with no at-bats under his belt.
"Now he's going through his rough little stretch, but that will change. There's a lot of production in that bat and we'll see it."
"Getting hits is always better than making outs," Fielder said. "Hopefully I can continue doing that. I like getting hits. Whatever I don't do you guys will talk about. I might just get hits all year."
Fielder is trying to hit the ball away from the shift adjustments more this season.
"Obviously when I'm up there I see the hole sometimes," Fielder said. "In my mind I want to do it (hit to the left side) but I try not to manipulate the ball or I'll pop up to third base or I'll miss a good pitch. I'm just trying to hit the ball hard."
Teixeira, who has hit safely in six straight games, is batting .240 (6 for 25) with two doubles, three home runs and five RBI in seven games.
Abreu, who handled the shortstop position at times in Cuba, has rotated with newcomer Adam LaRoche between first base and designated hitter. But 20 interleague games on the schedule has Abreu seeking to play some third base in order to keep his bat in the lineup. He has been taking ground balls at the hot corner in practice to prepare himself.
"If something is decided for the team to win, I will [play third base]," Abreu told ESPN. "I will do it."
That attitude has White Sox manager Robin Ventura singing his praises.
"It's one of the mature parts about him: It's not about personal gain or fame or anything like that," Ventura said. "He just wants to be a good baseball player and help his team win."