What will the Indians’ rotation look like?
After Corey Kluber in Game 1, this is anybody’s guess. The Indians would prefer to pitch Trevor Bauer in Wednesday’s Game 2 to avoid having him hit in the National League park, but two more days of healing for his butchered pinkie might be more valuable than enduring one or two giveaway at-bats in Game 3. The always-ready Josh Tomlin will either pitch Game 2 or 3, then it’s all hands on deck. Kluber on short rest for Game 4 allows him to be available again if there is a Game 7. Ryan Merritt, the unlikely Game 5 hero against the Blue Jays might be a possibility, while the Indians also try to get a feel for what Danny Salazar can offer. Salazar hasn’t thrown in a Major League game since Sept. 9 because of a forearm strain.

Can the Indians keep winning with the offense producing so little?
The Indians are batting just .208 as a team this postseason. That includes a collective .168 batting average in the ALCS. Jason Kipnis, Carlos Santana, Roberto Perez and Mike Napoli all are hitting between .169 and .179. But this is kind of how postseason baseball goes. The Cubs are batting just .222 in the playoffs, and Cleveland and Chicago were two of the best offensive teams in baseball in the regular season. One thing the Indians have done is hit for some power with 11 home runs in eight playoff games. Those have been crucial to a pitching staff that had needed just a little support. One big decision for the Indians is what to do with Santana and Napoli when they lose the designated hitter at Wrigley Field.

Which young, electrifying middle infielder will put his stamp on the World Series?
Both natives of Puerto Rico, Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor and Cub second baseman Javier Baez have wowed with the bat and with the glove this postseason. So much flair. So much talent. So comfortable on the big stage. Among every-day starters, they’re each leading their teams in hitting this postseason — the 22-year-old Lindor at .323 and the 23-year-old Baez, who was co-MVP of the NLCS, at .342. And they’re even better when they get in the field. Also keep an eye out for the Cubs’ 22-year-old shortstop Addison Russell, who looked to breaking out of a slump in the latter stages of the NLCS.

Will Andrew Miller and Cody Allen continue to make it a six-inning game?
Miller and Allen have been phenomenal this postseason. Neither has allowed a run in six appearances apiece, totaling a win, six saves and five holds between them. Miller, the MVP of the ALCS, was asked to work through the meat of Boston and Toronto’s lineups, which totaled five hits and 21 strikeouts in 11.2 innings against the 6-foot-7 lefty. Miller’s and Allen’s work, plus that of Bryan Shaw and others out of the bullpen, have made the Indians nearly unbeatable if they have a lead through six innings.