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--OF Shin-Soo Choo, who has the lowest batting average of any Indians regular, .190, had Cleveland's only hit in a 2-0 loss to the Angels on Tuesday night. Choo singled off RHP Dan Haren in the fourth inning. Choo has a career .125 (1-for-8) batting average vs. Haren, who walked two and struck out eight in the complete-game shutout.

--RHP Fausto Carmona has beaten every team in the American League but one, and that team topped him again Tuesday night. That would be the Angels. Carmona pitched into the eighth inning, but he was the losing pitcher in a 2-0 Indians loss. In eight career appearances vs. the Angels, Carmona is 0-3 despite an excellent 2.11 ERA.

--SS Asdrubal Cabrera, who has four home runs, is the first Indians shortstop in over 50 years to hit four or more home runs in the month of April. Prior to Cabrera, the last Cleveland shortstop to hit four or more home runs in April was Woodie Held in 1960.

--C Carlos Santana was one of the Indians' best hitters in the first three games of the season, but he has struggled since then. Santana was 6-for-14 (.462) in the first three games. Since then, he is 3-for-27, and he is hitless in his last 16 at-bats.

--OF Travis Buck, who won a spot on the Opening Day roster by hitting .393 in spring training, is hitting .136 since the season started. Buck could be on the roster bubble when OF Grady Sizemore comes off the disabled list, perhaps by the end of this month.

BY THE NUMBERS
4-0 -- The Indians' record on the road this year, prior to losing 2-0 to the Angels Tuesday night. It was the first time the Indians won their first four road games in a season since 1998.

QUOTE TO NOTE
"It's so early, one bad series and you fall off a cliff right away." -- Manager Manny Acta, on C Carlos Santana, who hit .462 in the first three games of the season but is now hitting .225.

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HRMike Napoli , 1B34
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OBPJose Ramirez , 3B.363
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RFrancisco Lindor , SS96
SBRajai Davis , CF42
WCorey Kluber , SP18
ERACorey Kluber , SP3.14
WHIPCorey Kluber , SP1.06
KCorey Kluber , SP227
SVCody Allen , RP30

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