Royals fall to Indians 9-5, now tied with Blue Jays at 89-65
SEP 26, 10:27p ET | AP
Rotowire: Sep 26 / 10:09p ET
News: McAllister (4-4) did not surrender a hit or earned run in 1.1 innings in a 9-5 victory over the Royals on Saturday. He walked a batter and also tallied a strikeout.
Impact: McAllister took over for an ineffective Josh Tomlin to get the final out of the fourth inning, and led a group of four Indians relievers in keeping the Royals hitless the rest of the way. McAllister has scuffled through two bad September outings, surrendering two hits and two earned runs over two-thirds of an inning in each. However, he has otherwise yielded only two hits and no earned runs over 5.2 innings in six other appearances. The 27-year-old has generally been effective out of the bullpen for Cleveland this season, amassing 11 holds and posting a 3.29 ERA that is almost a full point lower than his career 4.23 figure.
Rotowire: Aug 24 / 8:58p ET
News: McAllister gave up a walk-off solo home run to Kris Bryant in Monday's game against the Cubs.
Impact: Working the bottom of the ninth in a 1-1 game, Bryant took McAllister deep for the 20th home run of his rookie campaign to put the Cubs in the win column. Though he's had stretches where he's been hittable this season, McAllister's full-time transition to the bullpen has yielded improved results, as he's carrying a 70:16 K:BB and 3.04 ERA over 48 appearances (56.1 innings) this season.