Zach McAllister provided the perfect remedy for the Indians' starting pitching woes.

And with at least 18 innings on the docket for Wednesday, McAllister's timing couldn't be better for the Tribe.

The right-hander limited the Padres to five hits over 7 2/3 scoreless innings and the new multi-million-dollar man, Jason Kipnis, socked his first home run of the year to boost the Indians to a 2-0 victory in the opening game of Wednesday's double header.

McAllister's gem, which matched the longest scoreless outing of his career, saved the Indians from digging deep into their bullpen. Every Cleveland reliever, save for C.C. Lee, who was promoted to the big league squad on Wednesday morning, made at least three appearances in the team's first seven contests. McAllister submitted the Tribe's second quality start in the last 24 hours, after the team went a week without one.