Indians recall McAllister to start against Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Cleveland Indians recalled right-hander Zack McAllister from Triple-A Columbus on Saturday and started him against the Kansas City Royals.

McAllister went 3-5 with a 5.28 in 12 starts with the Indians. He began the season with Cleveland and went on the disabled list May 22 with lower back inflammation and was sent to Columbus after he was activated. He went 5-0 with a 2.23 ERA with the Clippers.

The Indians optioned right-hander Josh Tomlin, who gave up four runs on seven hits, including two home runs, in 5 1-3 innings in a Friday loss to the Royals to Columbus. Tomlin is 5-7 with a 4.47 ERA in 15 games, including 14 starts, for the Indians, losing five of his past six decisions in eight starts.