Tribe’s Offense Remains in Neutral; Rays 4, Indians 1

Jason Kipnis reached base three more times and Corey Kluber recovered from a tough start, but the Rays shut down the rest of the Indians offense again in a second consecutive 4-1 win.

Kipnis had two hits and a walk, and is now hitting .362 in June after a .429 May. In 45 games since May 1, Kipnis is hitting .407.

Kipnis extended his hit streak to 15 games, and his home hit streak reached 24 games. He has 26 multi-hit games this year.

Kluber, meanwhile, allowed a three-run homer in the first but pitched seven innings and struck out six. He ranks first in innings pitched and second in strikeouts in the American League.

W: Xavier Cedeno (1-0)

L: Corey Kluber (3-9)

S: Brad Boxberger (18)

Photo: Tony Dejak/AP Photo

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