LOS ANGELES — After a fabulous first half, the Astros’ task is to sustain in the second. FanGraphs gives the club a 98.9 percent chance to capture its second straight American League West title and 14.9 percent odds to win the World Series. No American League team has higher World Series odds. Only the Los Angeles Dodgers have better ones in all of baseball.
At 59-32, the Astros trailed only the 2017 team for the best pre-All-Star break winning percentage in franchise history. All remember how that season ended. Here are five questions to monitor as this club seeks another title.