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• Indians rookie Zach McAllister -- a native of Chillicothe, Ill. -- pitched in front of a host of family and friends during Monday's 5-4 loss to the White Sox. The righty gave up two runs on four hits with seven strikeouts in six innings en route to a no-decision.

"It was definitely nice to pitch close to home," McAllister said. "It was fun. it was exciting. It definitely had a great atmosphere."

• Indians catcher Lou Marson was caught stealing on two attempts during Monday's loss to Chicago. According to STATS LLC, Marson joined Sandy Alomar Jr. (May 1, 1991) and Luke Sewell (Sept. 3, 1927) as one of just three Tribe catchers to be caught stealing twice in one game, dating back to 1921.

• Indians center fielder Michael Brantley was out of the starting lineup on Tuesday for the second straight game because of a groin injury. Indians manager Manny Acta said Brantley would be re-evaluated prior to Wednesday's game against the White Sox.