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RHP Zach McAllister will rejoin the rotation Saturday after going 5-0 with a 2.66 ERA in seven starts with Triple-A Columbus. He is 3-5 with a 5.28 ERA this season with Cleveland. "He's using his fastball more, which is good," Indians manager Terry Francona said. "I know everybody wants to use their breaking ball and have it working, but his fastball, when it's on, that's when he has the potential to be effective. It has a lot of life of its own."

RHP Josh Tomlin surrendered back-to-back home runs to C Salvador Perez and 3B Mike Moustakas in the second inning. He has allowed 16 home runs in 86 2/3 innings.

SS Asdrubal Cabrera, who has not played since Monday because of back problems, could be available Saturday, but probably would not start. The Indians are pointing to Cabrera returning to the lineup Sunday. "He's doing much better and moving around," manager Terry Francona said. "If he's playing Sunday, you'll know he's feeling good. With Monday off, that will help, too."

RHP Justin Masterson, who was 14-10 with a 3.45 ERA last season and an American League All-Star selection, made his second rehab start Friday for Triple-A Columbus. He gave up five runs on four hits and six walks in 6 2/3 innings, while striking out four. He threw 62 strikes in 108 pitches. He is on the disabled list with inflammation in his right knee. "I think we're hoping this is the last one," Francona said. "He could, technically, (make another). I think we'd like for him to be ready to go." Special assistant Tim Belcher was in attendance to check on Masterson's progress.

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