Moss went 2 for 3 and scored once. He's now hitting .224 with 11 RBI.
Moss got the offense going early Friday, as he had a two-out, two-RBI double in the first inning off Shane Greene.
Moss then greeted reliever Alex Wilson in the fifth inning with a three-run homer to right field. He finished off his offensive outburst with a two-run homer off reliever Al Alburquerque in the ninth inning.
Moss' previous high was six RBI, which he also had in a game against the Tigers in 2013. He has had seven multihomer games in his career.
Moss is batting .214 with three home runs and nine RBI in 13 games.
"You want to impress," Moss said, per MLB.com. "You want to get off to a good start. But mainly, when the offense is struggling, you want to be something that sparks and ignites it, to help out and do what you're supposed to do.
"I was putting a lot of pressure on myself to come out of it quicker than I was coming out of it. The pressure mounts on you, and you start looking at the scoreboard and seeing it go .048, .032, and you're like, 'What in the world?' It's just one of those things that can weigh on you. I knew I would come out of it. It was just wanting to come out of it sooner."
It has been well-documented already that
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.
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."
Moss, who was acquired from Oakland in the offseason, blasted five home runs in spring training, but started the regular season in an 0-for-12 funk before registering his first hit last Friday.
"It felt good," Moss told Cleveland.com. "It was definitely a frustrating little thing to go through, but you go through those things. The biggest thing is to remember you've done those kind of things before and that you'll get a hit eventually."
Moss has three hits in 16 at-bats, but has drawn four walks this season.
|CBSSports.com Player Ranking|
|4/26/2015 vs Detroit|
|vs Danks (Career)||3||1||0||.333||.333||.333|
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|More Batting Stats|
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|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2011||AAA-Lehigh Valley IronPi||124||436||66||120||31||1||23||80||62||127||4||6||.368||.509||.275|
|2012||AAA-Sacramento River Cat||51||196||32||56||11||1||15||33||22||40||4||0||.371||.582||.286|
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