1. Stay away from the big inning: Cleveland did a great job keeping Chicago from putting together an inning. The Cubs were 0-for-6 with five strikeouts with a runner on against Corey Kluber. Chicago then went 2-for-7 against the Cleveland bullpen with a runner on base, but neither hit drove in a run.

2. The Indians’ bullpen: Andrew Miller has been a hero for Cleveland with one of the most dominant postseason performances in recent history. He threw 46 pitches and likely will not be available in Game 2. The rest of Cleveland’s bullpen will need to step up and fill the void to give the Indians a 2-0 lead heading to Chicago.

3. Stars need to align: Cleveland had several clutch performances in Game 1, including two home runs from catcher Roberto Perez and three hits apiece from Francisco Lindor and Jose Ramirez. The Indians need their star players to step up, however. Lindor and Ramirez are stars in the making, but Jason Kipnis, Mike Napoli and Carlos Santana went a combined 0-for-10.

4. Ride the home crowd: The atmosphere in Game 1 was electric. The crowd reacted to every ball, every strike and every time a hitter made contact. The home crowd could play a big role in creating momentum throughout the series, and the Indians need to make sure they ride that momentum to defend their home field. Corey Kluber and Andrew Miller couldn’t help but react after a big strikeout with a huge reaction from the fans.

5. Kyle Schwarber: Schwarber, a key power hitter for the Cubs, became the first non-pitcher in Major League Baseball history to get his first hit of the season in the World Series. He missed almost all of 2016 with a torn ACL and LCL. He almost hit a home run in Game 1, and he will need to be held in check. Cleveland did a good job of retiring him with runners on base in Game 1.