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The Game Plan for August and September: Stay Healthy for October

Based on their current winning percentage of .636, the Astros are on pace to win 103 games this season. If this rate continues, they will tie the 2018 squad for the second-most wins in a single season in franchise history, trailing only the 107 wins established in 2019. Considering the roster upheaval in recent years, it would be an impressive accomplishment and testament to their player development staff.

But the overall win total in 2022 doesn’t really mean a lot in the grand scheme of things. While obtaining home-field advantage is the primary objective at this juncture of the season, especially with the AL-leading Yankees regressing recently, the Astros are now caught in a balancing act between prioritizing wins and managing injuries for August and September.