McAllister shines as Indians win first game of doubleheader

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Zach McAllister (34) delivers in the second inning against the San Diego Padres at Progressive Field.

David Richard

CLEVELAND — Zach McAllister had one of the best outings of his career on Wednesday as the Indians took the first game of a doubleheader against the Padres.

The right-hander went 7 2/3 innings and allowed just five hits while striking out seven. Of the 28 batters McAllister faced, the longest at-bat went six pitches and he had first-pitch strikes on 15. Wednesday’s game ties last year’s May 7 game against Oakland as the longest scoreless outing of his career.

Jason Kipnis had the game-winning RBI with a two-run homer in the sixth.