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Cleveland Indians: Positives so far from the series in Boston

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The Cleveland Indians faced the daunting task of taking on the mighty Boston Red Sox. Things have gone well so far in two games.

Before this series began I made it clear I was just excited to see the Cleveland Indians play a competitive team. I didn’t want to get my excitement up too high against this dominant Boston Red Sox squad.

Well that has certainly changed after the past two days.

The Indians have marched into Boston and taken the first two games of the series. Corey Kluber and Shane Bieber have looked great in a tough park for pitchers, the bullpen has been near perfect and Greg Allen is blossoming into an everyday center fielder.

We were not able to get a takeaways post up about last night’s win, but my main takeaway has to be the play of Allen. And not just last night, but over the past two weeks.

Allen is currently riding a 14-game hitting streak and is doing that out of the number nine spot in the lineup. In the Boston series, he already has three hits and has driven in three runs.

He also did this:

The conversation of adding center field help may go away if Allen continues playing at this level. And if Leonys Martin is able to return before the postseason, there would be no need to add someone and bump Allen even further down the depth chart.

It was great to see the Indians be led to a victory by two rookies. Neither seemed to mind the big stage that is Fenway Park.

Another positive from this series so far has been the play of Melky Cabrera. He already has five hits in the two games and has hit a home run in each of his last three games. Just like Allen, Cabrera can earn himself consistent playing time if he keeps this up.

All of this is coming against the team with the best record in baseball. But in case anyone forgot, the Indians have the fifth-most wins in baseball with 73. They do play in a weak division but two wins against the Red Sox at Fenway shows that this team is once again a contender to win the American League.

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I may be getting ahead of myself, which was exactly what I said I wouldn’t do before the series began. But this sure is fun. About as fun as watching Red Sox fans sit in silence after Yan Gomes blasts a ball over the Green Monster.