CLEVELAND -- Nobody has really thought of the Indians as a dominant team, certainly not since starting pitchers Danny Salazar and Carlos Carrasco went down with injuries toward the end of the regular season. But their control of competition in this postseason has been almost complete.
1) The Indians are 8-1 this postseason, and manager Terry Francona is 9-0 managing games in the World Series.
2) Of their 81 innings this postseason, Cleveland has trailed in only 8 1/2 innings of them. They've been tied for 17 ½ innings and have led for 55 innings.
3) They haven't lost a game in which they've held a lead at any point.