"This is just not getting that run, that extra hit that we need," Ventura said, comparing this year's skid to some of last year's struggles. "There's a lot of different things that go into it. It's not as sloppy as last year."
• Adam Dunn was back in the lineup on Tuesday as the designated hitter. He needs one home run to pass Carl Yastrzemski for 35th on the all-time list with 453.
David Wilson is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.