Maddon went out of his way to say that the mandate couldn't have come from Indians manager Terry Francona, but that he "would absolutely point to their bullpen" for the plunking.
Allen was surprised to hear about Maddon's accusation Sunday morning, adding that he didn't understand it and that it wasn't true true. Instead, Allen said he was just trying to throw Longoria a breaking ball inside to keep him from extending his arms and utilizing all his power, and that pitch got away from him.
Francona didn't understand Maddon's comments, either.
"I have my hands full managing our team. I think a lot of Joe, and I really respect him a lot," Francona said. "I just can't manage two teams. One's hard enough for me.
"He got a little ahead of me on that one. He lost me on that one. I'm not sure how to answer it because he got a little ahead of me."
Adam Berry is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @adamdberry. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.