The best team in the American League through the first 50 games is your Houston Astros. Let that sink in. The franchise that hasn’t won 80 games since the 2008 season is 33-20 entering June 3.
Houston has a 4-game lead on the Los Angeles Angels and a 5.5-game lead on the re-emerging Texas Rangers. The closest team to the Astros for American League supremacy is another unexpected powerhouse, the Minnesota Twins, who are 30-20.
Minute Maid Park is turning into one of the more difficult ballparks for opposing teams to find victories in, as the Astros are 18-12 at home this season. With fans filling up the park night-in and night-out to see their young, talented players grow with confidence, the Astros may only get more dangerous as the season continues.
Here is a list of the most and least expensive Houston Astros tickets on the secondary market for their games in June, according to RazorGator.com.
Most Expensive: 6/25-28/2015 | Houston Astros vs. New York Yankees | Minute Maid Park | Average Price: $190.66
The four most expensive Houston Astros tickets in June on the secondary market are all four home games in their series with the New York Yankees. The most expensive is the series opener on June 25, with an average ticket price of $202.79 and a get-in price of $23. The other three games have average ticket prices between $174.50 and $196.54 a, and get-in prices of $22 (as of 6/3). Additionally on June 26, there is a postgame fireworks show at Minute Maid Park. The Yankees hold a slim, one-game lead over the Tampa Bay Rays in the American League East division, and this should be a test for both clubs.
6/29/2015 | Houston Astros vs. Kansas City Royals | Minute Maid Park | Average Price: $127.27 | Get-in Price: $10
6/30/2015 | Houston Astros vs. Kansas City Royals | Minute Maid Park | Average Price: $124.16 | Get-in Price: $10
Two organizations in a familiar position square off to conclude the month of June. The Royals saw their franchise plan come into fruition during a thrilling ride to the 2014 World Series from a Wild Card position, and haven’t let up in ‘15, being right around first place in the AL Central. Both teams went through long periods of non-competitive baseball, but seemed to have turned the page on those dark periods to evolve into legitimate contenders.
Least Expensive: 6/17-18/2015 | Colorado Rockies vs. Houston Astros | Coors Field | Average Price: $34 | Get-in Price: $3
Catch the Astros for less than $5 when they take on the Colorado Rockies on the road in the middle of the month. Expect the Astros to put up some runs during the road trip, as the Rockies are 8-14 at home this season. Coors Field is known for being the friendliest ballpark for opposing hitters, and with the Astros being 15-8 on the road this season, they might put a few crooked numbers on the scoreboard throughout this series. Generally, games in Colorado are usually entertaining for the offense alone.