The Houston Astros are starting to look a lot like the 2016 Chicago Cubs

The Astros are rolling through the American League as they have built a 12-game in the AL West. More importantly, the Astros are starting to look a lot like the 2016 Cubs who rolled through the National League on their way to winning the World Series.

Through 71 games, the Astros are 47-24. That is the same record the Cubs had through 71 games a year ago, during a season in which they won 103 games.

And the Astros’ record is no fluke either. The Astros lead all of MLB in run differential and are on pace to outscore their opponents by 249 runs this season. The 2016 Cubs outscored their opponents by 252 runs. Those would both easily outdistance other recent MLB leaders in run differential.

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