The Indians’ trade for Jay Bruce is proving to be a division-winning move for the AL Central leaders.Bruce on Thursday smacked his fourth home run since being traded from the Mets on Aug. 9. Thursday’s solo homer lifted the Indians to a 9-4 lead over the Red Sox. Cleveland ended up winning the game 13-6.MORE: Indians steal one off Red Sox with walk-off errorJay Bruce hits his 4th homer Paulo Orlando Jerseyas a member of the @Indians. #MLBNShowcase MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) August 25, 2017Bruce so far boasts a .340 batting average with the Indians, with 13 RBIs.The Indians evened the four-game series with the Red Sox on Thursdayand, with Royals and Twins lo ses on Thursday, lead the AL Central by five games. They extended an already-commanding division lead with two wins over each ofthe Royals and Twins in the previous two series. Since the trade, the Indians are on a tear of 10wins and five lo ses.The Indians still have the worst record of the three division leaders in the American League, but the recent surge might enable them to cause a surprise in the playoffs.Bruce isn’t the only traded Met to make an impre sion a new team. Curtis Granderson is in similar form with the Dodgers,hitting a grand slam on Monday.