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37 Cody Allen RP
Height/Weight: 6-1/210 | Birthdate: 11/20/1988 | Birthplace: Orlando, FL | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Cleveland | College: None | MLB Experience: 4 | Owned/Started%: 79/69 | Average Draft Position: 144.91
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Indians P Cody Allen converts save against Pirates


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(7/4/2015) Indians closer Cody Allen recorded his 16th save of the season in Friday night's 5-2 win over the Pirates. 

Allen walked one batter but struck out two. Allen, who pitched the ninth inning, did not allow a hit. This is the fifth game in a row that Allen has not allowed a hit during his appearance. Allen now has a 3.34 ERA. 


Indians RP Cody Allen earns save Thursday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2015) Indians pitcher Cody Allen recorded the final three outs of Thursday's game at Tampa Bay to earn his 15th save of the season. Allen struck out the side during the appearance.

Allen is 15 for 16 on save opportunities this season.


Indians closer Cody Allen thrives in non-save situation


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2015) It's not often a closer enters a game with a six-run lead and that can often lead to poor performances, but not for Indians right-hander Cody Allen on Wednesday.

Allen, who hadn't pitched since Sunday, retired the Tigers in order with two strikeouts to preserve an 8-2 victory. He fanned Ian Kinsler and Yoenis Cespedes.

He has not allowed a run over his last 12 appearances. His 3.77 ERA is at its lowest point since the season opener.


Indians closer Cody Allen earns first win of 2015


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2015) Indians closer Cody Allen has been sensational over his last 11 appearances, all of which have been scoreless. But one thing he had not done all year was get into the win column.

That is, until Sunday.

Allen snagged his first victory by pitching a scoreless ninth and watching his team achieve its first walkoff win in the bottom of the inning. He allowed a leadoff single to Logan Forsythe, who later moved to second. But Allen retired the next three in order, fanning Jake Elmore to end the threat.


Indians closer Cody Allen fine with entering in fifth Thursday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/19/2015) Indians closer Cody Allen had no problem arriving in the fifth inning Thursday to help his team beat the Cubs.

Allen was summoned with the bases loaded and two out after a long rain delay with the score tied at 3-3. Terry Francona figured the game was on the line. Allen went on to strike out three in 1 1/3 innings and set the stage for an excellent performance from the bullpen.

"I said, 'Absolutely,'" Allen told MLB.com. "If that's how you want to try to piece it together for us to win a ballgame, then I'm all for it. ... It's a big spot in the game. ... Whether that out comes in the ninth inning or the fifth inning, there's a point in the game where it can be won or lost, and that was the point."

Allen has been lights-out over his last 10 2/3 innings covering 10 appearances. He has not allowed a run during that stretch as his ERA has fallen from 6.38 to 4.03.


Indians closer Cody Allen locks down 14th save on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/13/2015) Indians closer Cody Allen was called upon to get four outs on Saturday, and he did just that to collect his 14th save of the season in the 5-4 win over the Tigers.

Allen was brought on with two outs in the eighth inning, and gave up two hits, a walk and struck out two to preserve the victory. 

"I think we all knew he just had to settle in," Indians manager Terry Francona said, per MLB.com. "He's so good at what he does. He competes. There's a reason why you're patient with guys like that, because you know they're good."

The right-hander is working on an eight-game scoreless streak and is 14-for-15 in save chances this season.


Indians closer Cody Allen records 13th save in win over Orioles


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/6/2015) Indians reliever Cody Allen nailed down his 13th save of the season, preserving the 2-1 win over the Orioles on Saturday. Allen pitched a scoreless ninth inning, working around a walk. He struck out two, and lowered his ERA to 4.81.

Despite the hefty ERA, Allen is 13-for-14 in save chances this year, and has now recorded six straight scoreless outings for the Indians.


Indians P Cody Allen gets 12th save of season


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2015) Indians reliever Cody Allen picked up his 12th save of the season in Tuesday night's 2-1 victory over the Royals. 

Allen pitched the ninth inning and struck out two batters. Allen hasn't allowed an earned run in his past five innings. He now holds a 5.01 ERA for the season. 


Indians closer Cody Allen notches 11th save of the season


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2015) Indians closer Cody Allen worked a nearly perfect 1 1/3 innings on Saturday in Cleveland's 4-3 win over the Mariners, earning his 11th save of the season.

Allen came on in the eighth and struck out Rickie Weeks to end the inning. Allen then finished things off in the ninth when he forced Robinson Cano to ground into a double play. Allen moved his ERA to 5.48 in 21 innings of work this season.


Indians' Cody Allen earns 10th save Thursday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2015) Indians closer Cody Allen picked up his 10th save on Thursday, striking out two in a 1-2-3 ninth inning to slam the door on his team's 5-3 win over the Mariners.

Allen has had his share of rocky appearances this season, but he was able to throw a perfect inning on Thursday and convert his seventh straight save opportunity. He owns a 5.85 ERA and 30:13 K:BB ratio in 20 innings.


Indians closer Cody Allen earns ninth save of the year


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/23/2015) Indians closer Cody Allen worked a perfect ninth inning in Cleveland's 2-1 win over the Reds on Saturday, earning his ninth save of the season. 

Allen struck out the leadoff hitter Jay Bruce before getting Brayan Pena and Zack Cozart out to end the game. Allen lowered his ERA to 6.23 in 17 1/3 innings of work.


Indians' Cody Allen allows run, earns eighth save Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2015) Indians closer Cody Allen picked up his eighth save on Wednesday despite allowing one earned run on two hits and two walks in the ninth inning while striking out one in his team's 4-3 win over the White Sox.

Allen was able to record a quick out but gave up a single and two walks to load the bases. He then managed to induce a popout but couldn't escape the inning unscathed, as an infield single brought a run home and put the potential tying run on third base. Allen was able to ring up J.B. Shuck to end the game and avoid what would have been his first blown save in a month.

"He had a tough time finding the strike zone," manager Terry Francona said, per Northeast Ohio Media Group. "He fell behind. Mickey (Callaway, pitching coach) went out and tried to settle things down. Then he got the pop up on the first pitch which was huge.

"With Cody's breaking ball, whether it's a right or left-hander, there's not a lot of difference in the splits for him. He just fell behind a lot of hitters."

Allen owns a 6.61 ERA and 24:12 K:BB ratio in 16 1/3 innings.


Indians closer Cody Allen fans two, retires side in ninth for save


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/20/2015) Indians closer Cody Allen (S, 7) retired the side in order in the ninth inning Tuesday to earn the save against the Reds.

Allen fanned two and now has 22 K's in 15 innings.

Indians closer Cody Allen picks up fifth save of the year


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2015) Indians closer Cody Allen worked a perfect ninth inning in Cleveland's 2-0 win over the Cardinals on Wednesday, earning his fifth save of the season.

Allen needed just 11 pitches to finish off the game in the ninth, including a strike out of Peter Bourjos. He lowered ERA to 8.25 in 12 innings of work with 18 strikeouts and nine walks.


Indians' Cody Allen secures fourth save Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/29/2015) Indians closer Cody Allen earned his fourth save Wednesday, giving up an unearned run on two hits while striking out one in his team's 7-5 win over the Royals.

Alex Gordon smacked a double against Allen and advanced to third on an error on the play, but he was the only run allowed to cross the plate after the closer inherited a three-run lead. Allen has endured a few rough outings this season and owns a 11.57 ERA and 11:7 K:BB ratio in seven innings.


Indians manager Terry Francona will stick with Cody Allen as closer


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2015) Indians manager Terry Frnacona knows Monday wasn't what he expected from his closer Cody Allen, but he will continue to gut it out with him, according to Cleveland.com.

"The last thing we want is to have chaos at the end of the bullpen," said manager Terry Francona. "That doesn't help anybody."

Allen gave up four runs in the ninth inning Monday with Cleveland up 3-0 after seven scoreless from starter Trevor Bauer.

"Cody is about as trustworthy and dependable as anyone we have," said Francona. "Monday night wasn't a lot of fun, but if there's anybody we believe in, he's right at the top of the list.

"I hope so bad that we have a lead tonight and we can give it back to him. When you believe in somebody that much, some nights hurt. . . I think we believe in him so much, he'll be OK."

Allen is 0-2 this season with an 18.00 ERA and has three saves in four opportunities.


Indians closer Cody Allen blows three-run lead in ninth inning


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/20/2015) Indians closer Cody Allen (0-2) could not hold a three-run lead in the ninth inning on Monday, giving up four runs on six hits to the Indians to blow the save.

Indians starter Trevor Bauer threw seven scoreless innings and was in line to improve to 3-0 before Allen gave it up.

The White Sox used a two-run RBI double from Alexei Ramirez, and RBI singles from Gordon Beckham and Melky Cabrera to beat Allen and the Indians in the ninth.

"It hurts when you lose a game like that, but he's a guy that I think we trust as much as anybody," manager Terry Francona said after the game, per MLB.com. "It hurts when you lose a game like that. You felt you should have won, but if anybody will bounce back, it's Cody."

The rough inning caused Allen's ERA to jump from 9.82 to 18.00.


Indians closer Cody Allen closes out White Sox


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/15/2015) Indians closer Cody Allen struggled to snag his second save of the season Wednesday against the White Sox, but he finally completed the job.

The right-hander walked Emilio Bonifacio and hit Micah Johnson with a pitch. He caught a break when Adam Eaton failed to execute a sacrifice bunt, then another when shortstop Jose Ramirez dove to stop a Melky Cabrera liner. He then struck out Jose Abreu to end it.

Allen lowered his ERA from 21.60 to 13.50 in the process.


Indians' Cody Allen strikes out two in first save Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2015) Indians closer Cody Allen picked up his first save of the season Wednesday, striking out two during a 1-2-3 ninth inning to finish off his team's 2-0 victory over the Astros.

Allen has flashed strikeout ability in each of the last two seasons, racking up 179 strikeouts in 140 innings. He was back at it Wednesday, sandwiching a pop out to first base between two strikeouts. He's looking to put together another strong season after posting a 2.07 ERA and saving 24 games in 2014.


Indians Closer Cody Allen changes regimen to be ready this year


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(3/28/2015) Indians closer Cody Allen has changed his throwing routine in order be ready to go for opening day, reports MLB.com.

The team has mixed in Minor League appearances with his Cactus League play.

"I think what happened the last two springs, I was ready too far ahead in the spring," Allen said on Saturday. "So, when they'd try to pull me back a little bit, I'd lose my rhythm a little bit and then try to get it again before the season started. This year, I've been able to build up to being in that perfect spot right at Opening Day."

Allen has posted an ERA of 1.50 with two walks in six innings of work this spring. Last season he finished with an ERA of 2.07 with 24 saves, throwing 91 strikeouts and 26 walks in 69 2/3 innings pitched.


Report: Indians to seek multi-year deal with closer Allen


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/14/2014) The Indians will likely seek to sign closer Cody Allen to a multi-year deal this offseason, the Cleveland Plain Dealer is speculating. Talks betwen the two sides stalled during the regular season.

Allen thrived after taking over the role. He was 24 for 28 in save opportunities and recorded an ERA of 2.07 with 91 strikeouts in 69 2/3 innings.


Cody Allen notches his 23rd save


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/24/2014) Indians closer Cody Allen picked up his 23rd save Wednesday against the Royals.

Allen entered with a two-run lead, and got the job done. After quickly getting two outs, Allen allowed a double against Eric Hosmer. With a man on second, he got Billy Butler to line out to end the game. Allen threw 16 pitches, 12 of which were strikes. 


Cody Allen closes out Astros


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/19/2014) Indians reliever Cody Allen struck out two and worked his way past a hit in a scoreless 13th inning for the save Thursday night against the Astros in Houston. He has converted 22 of 25 save chances, with a 2.03 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP over 66 2/3 innings of work.

Cody Allen closes out Twins


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/11/2014) Indians reliever Cody Allen worked his way around a walk and needed 14 pitches to toss a scoreless inning for the save Thursday afternoon against the Twins. He has converted 20 of 23 save chances, with a 2.12 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP over 63 2/3 innings of work.

Cody Allen gets a one-out save


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/7/2014) Cody Allen threw only three pitches, but it was enough for him to get the save in the Indians' 2-0 win over the White Sox on Sunday. He took over for Carlos Carrasco with two outs in the top of the ninth inning and retired Conor Gillaspie to seal the victory.

Allen now has 19 saves on the season along with a 2.15 ERA.