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American League Division Series - ALDS

What is American League Division Series - ALDS?

In Major League Baseball, the American League Division Series (ALDS) is a postseason best-of-five series to determine which teams will advance to the American League Championship Series.

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The four teams that compete in the two simultaneous American League Division Series are the three division winners (East, West, Central) and the winner of the wild card (non-division winner with the next highest winning percentage).  Starting in 2012, the wild card team advancing to the ALDS faces the number 1 seed, regardless of whether the two teams were in the same division.

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