Be better at home
In a season where both the AL Central and wild card races are close, home-field advantage could become imperative, even more so than the average season. So far this year, that hasn’t been the case in Cleveland. While the Tribe has managed to maintain a record of 29-24, they are just barely above .500 at home entering June, being 13-12 at Progressive Field.
Half of the majors is above .500 at home, being 15 teams through May. However, the best team in the game at home are the Chicago White Sox who have a record of 20-9 this year at Guaranteed Rate Field. Being the team that Cleveland is trying to catch in the divisional race, winning games at home becomes even more important for the Tribe.
Luckily, Cleveland still holds a 16-12 record on the road, accounting for the five games above .500, but a team’s home record should be better than how they do on the road. During the month of June, the Tribe have 12 home games and 14 on the road. Seeing better results at home would go a long way in cutting down the gap in the AL Central, as well as gaining ground in the wild card. Winning on the road is great, especially if that’s where the team ends up playing in October, but winning at home should be happening more than 50% of the time.