Indians' McAllister and 2 relievers blank A's 1-0

Last Updated: Wed, May 08, 2013 02:00 hrs

Zach McAllister and two relievers combined on a shutout and the Cleveland Indians scored an unearned run in the fifth inning for their eighth win in nine games, 1-0 over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night.

McAllister, Rich Hill and Chris Perez limited the highest-scoring offense in the majors to six hits and did not allow a runner to reach second base.

McAllister (3-3) struck out four and walked one in 7 2-3 innings. The right-hander was pulled after John Jaso's two-out single in the eighth. Hill then retired pinch-hitter Luke Montz to end the inning and Perez pitched the ninth for his fourth save.

Tommy Milone (3-4) lost a career-worst fourth straight start. The Indians managed only five hits, but two errors on the same play in the fifth led to the only run, which scored on Yan Gomes' sacrifice fly.

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