The Duel

Houston Astros Remain Clear Favorite to Win AL Pennant

Dan Israeli
Seattle Mariners v Houston Astros
Seattle Mariners v Houston Astros / Bob Levey/Getty Images

Despite suffering the biggest MLB betting upset in 15 years to the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday, the Houston Astros remain favorites to represent the American League in the World Series.

The Astros are -130 to win the AL pennant, according to FanDuel Sportsbook, as they currently own a 77-41 record atop the AL West. The New York Yankees are also 77-41, and are +240 to make the World Series.

The Astros put on quite the show Saturday against the Orioles, as the team scored a remarkable, franchise-record 23 runs in the victory. The biggest standout was rookie Yordan Alvarez, who went 3-5 with three homers and seven RBI. The following day, the Astros made history again in losing to the Orioles, who were +370 underdogs at FanDuel Sportsbook.

Houston, the 2017 World Series champs, now visit the Chicago White Sox to open the week. The Yankees, meanwhile, will host the Orioles for a home set, kicking off with a doubleheader on Monday.

The Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians are both +1000 to win the AL pennant, as the teams are now tied at 71-47 atop the AL Central division.

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