Smoke signals

• During the second inning of Saturday's doubleheader nightcap, McAllister threw a wild pitch worthy of the blooper reel. The big righty stopped in the middle of his delivery, but still flung the ball into the grass near the mound. McAllister immediately smiled with embarrassment.

"I should have just held on to the ball and taken the balk," McAllister said. "I made it look worse than it really was. ... When something like that happens you have to laugh at yourself."

• Indians third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall, who received a scheduled day off from starting on Sunday, headed into the day with a .327 average. That ranked fifth in the American League -- right behind All-Star outfielder Michael Brantley (.329). Chisenhall is looking forward to seeing how the friendly competition plays out over the final two-plus months.

"I may have to put a little wager on it or something," Chisenhall said. "Something friendly. I'll let him take me to dinner or something. ... You don't wish anything bad on him or anything like that. We both want to hit as well as we can. May the better man win."

• Indians outfielder Chris Dickerson ended an 0-for-9 career drought against Tigers starter Max Scherzer on Saturday night with a pair of home runs off the righty. Dickerson became only the fifth player to belt two homers off Scherzer in the same game, joining Adam Dunn (2009), David Ortiz ('10), Jorge Posada ('11) and Justin Morneau ('11).

• Class A Advanced Carolina outfielder Jerrud Sabourin hit for the cycle in a 5-for-6 showing to help the Mudcats roll to a 17-2 win over Myrtle Beach on Saturday. Sabourin became the fourth player in team history to hit for the cycle, and the first since Rene Reyes accomplished the feat on June 10, 2002.

Jordan Bastian is a reporter for Read his blog, Major League Bastian, and follow him on Twitter @MLBastian. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.