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2017 Houston Astros: Look to Duplicate Its First Half Success

The 2017 Houston Astros have been red-hot during the first half of this season. With a combined record of 60-29 and a commanding ten game lead over the nearest opponent in the American League (Boston Red Sox), they have a laser focus on the big prize, The World Series. And why not? Anyone who has watched the Astros this year has witnessed the equivalent to baseball dominance. They are the fourth team in America League history to reach 60 wins before the All-Star break. Only three other teams have accomplish this - the 1969 Baltimore Orioles, 2001 Seattle Mariners, and the 1998 New York Yankees.