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American League Championship Series - ALCS

What is American League Championship Series - ALCS?

In Major League Baseball, the American League Championship Series is a postseason best-of-seven series to determine the winner of the American League pennant. The winner of the ALCS then represents the American League in the World Series.

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The two teams competing in the American League Championship Series are determined by the winners of the two American League Division Series (ALDS), where the team with the better winning percentage will hold home field advantage in the current 2-3-2 playoff format.

Originating in 1969, it was not until 1985 that the ALCS was expanded from a best-of-five to a best-of-seven which has been the format ever since.

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