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Taco Bell is going to give away free tacos for bases stolen in the World Series. Does the company know that 35-year-old Rajai Davis led the American League in steals, while the Indians, as a club, also ranked first?
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On the club, Jose Ramirez was second (22) in swipes, and he was followed by Francisco Lindor (19) and Jason Kipnis (15). Heck, even Lonnie Chisenhall and Carlos Santana can steal a base if you really need them to do it.
This is important for the Indians because even though they have a batter like Mike Napoli in the lineup, the Tribe doesn’t rely on running into a three-run homer to save them.
Terry Francona and company are smart about the way they run the basepaths, and that helps manufacture runs.
You’ve really got to like the Indians chances when you consider the Cubs were did a terrible job of stopping the run. In fact, they were the second worst in all of baseball.
Chicago pitchers and backstops allowed 133 stolen bases. Miguel Montero was largely responsible but now he shares the job with David Ross, who allowed the Dodgers to swipe two bags in Game 5 of the NLCS. The Cubs started Wilson Contreras in Game 6 of the NLCS. He threw out 37 percent of would-be base stealers. However, Contreras is young, and should be tested.