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Cleveland Indians can clinch winning record heading into May tonight

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The Cleveland Indians are off to an inconsistent start to the 2018 season, but have the ability to head into May with a winning record.

The Cleveland Indians are off to the worst start on offense in the history of baseball. At least that’s what some fans are saying.

The Indians have struggled on offense, but the team is still 13-10 entering play tonight with a three-game lead in the division. The Indians may be struggling, but I’ll take 13-10 over the other records currently seen in the AL Central.

For reference, the Royals are 5-18.

Anyway, the Indians have a chance to improve to 14-10 tonight, which would ensure the team a winning record heading into May. So as much as fans are upset and frustrated, the team is playing winning baseball, even though it may be some hideous winning baseball when it comes to the offense.

With the way things are going in the division it is possible the Indians can just play around the .500 mark and maintain a solid lead over the Twins and the others pretending not to be in a massive rebuilding phase. Don’t tell the fans!

If the Indians figure things out on offense and start putting some consistent production together, the division race may be over by Labor Day. Not that it seems like much of a race to begin with.

A winning record entering May doesn’t result in a trophy or any recognition whatsoever, but it does mean fans can’t be too angry about the offense. I mean, they can, but it is just wasted energy if the team is winning.

Some will cite the lack of production as an ominous sign, but when considering the ups and downs of a season, the offense should be in store for an uptick in production, according to averages and all that fun stuff. And the simple fact there is plenty of talent on the team. Proven talent.

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I’m not panicking and I hope you aren’t either. If you are, just check out the AL Central standings. It will make you feel better