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ALDS

In Major League Baseball, the American League Division Series (ALDS) determines which teams will play in the American League Championship Series (ALCS). It is played in a best-of-five format.

History

The Division Series was implemented in 1981 as a result of a midseason strike, with the first place teams before the strike taking on the teams in first place after the strike. After 1993, it was implemented for good when Major League Baseball restructured each league into three divisions. In 1981, a split-season format forced the first ever divisional playoff series, in which the New York Yankees won the Eastern Division series over the Milwaukee Brewers (who were in the American League until 1998) in five games while in the Western Division, the Oakland Athletics swept the Kansas City Royals (the only team with an overall losing record to ever make the postseason). The Yankees have currently played in the most division series in history, with eighteen appearances. In 2015 the Toronto Blue Jays and Houston Astros became the last teams to make their first appearance in the ALDS. The Astros had been in the National League until switching to the American League in 2013 and had previously made the NLDS 7 times.

Determining the matchups

From 1998 to 2011, the wild-card team was assigned to play in the division winner with the best winning percentage (outside of their own division) in one series, and the other two division winners met in the other series. However, if the wild-card team and the division winner with the best record were from the same division, the wild-card team played the division winner with the second-best record, and the remaining two division leaders played each other.

Beginning with the 2012 season, the wild card team that advances to the Division Series was to face the number 1 seed, regardless of whether or not they are in the same division. The two series winners move on to the best-of-seven ALCS. Home field advantage goes to the team with the better regular season record (or head-to-head record if there is a tie between two or more teams), except for the wild card team, which never receives the home field advantage.

Beginning in 2003, MLB has implemented a new rule to give the team from the league that wins the All-Star Game with the best regular season record a slightly greater advantage. In order to spread out the Division Series games for broadcast purposes, the two ALDS series follow one of two off-day schedules. Starting in 2007, after consulting the MLBPA, MLB has decided to allow the team with the best record in the league that wins the All-Star Game to choose whether to use the seven-day schedule (1-2-off-3-4-off-5) or the eight-day schedule (1-off-2-off-3-4-off-5). The team only gets to choose the schedule; the opponent is still determined by win-loss records.

Initially, the best-of-5 series played in a 2-3 format, with the first two games set at home for the lower seed team and the last three for the higher seed.[1][2] Since 1998, the series has followed a 2-2-1 format, [3] where the higher seed team plays at home in Games 1 and 2, the lower seed plays at home in Game 3 and Game 4 (if necessary), and if a Game 5 is needed, the teams return to the higher seed's field. When MLB added a second wild card team in 2012, the Division Series re-adopted the 2-3 format due to scheduling conflicts. It reverted to the 2-2-1 format in 2013.

ALDS Results

  • Team names link to the season in which each team played
Year Winner Manager Loser Manager Wins Losses
1981 New York Yankees Lemon, BobBob Lemon Milwaukee Brewers Rodgers, BuckBuck Rodgers 3 2
Oakland Athletics Martin, BillyBilly Martin Kansas City Royals Howser, DickDick Howser 3 0
1995 Cleveland Indians Hargrove, MikeMike Hargrove Boston Red Sox Kennedy, KevinKevin Kennedy 3 0
Seattle Mariners Piniella, LouLou Piniella New York Yankeesdagger Showalter, BuckBuck Showalter 3 2
1996 New York Yankees Torre, JoeJoe Torre Texas Rangers Oates, JohnnyJohnny Oates 3 1
Baltimore Oriolesdagger Johnson, DaveyDavey Johnson Cleveland Indians Hargrove, MikeMike Hargrove 3 1
1997 Baltimore Orioles Johnson, DaveyDavey Johnson Seattle Mariners Piniella, LouLou Piniella 3 1
Cleveland Indians Hargrove, MikeMike Hargrove New York Yankeesdagger Torre, JoeJoe Torre 3 2
1998 New York Yankees Torre, JoeJoe Torre Texas Rangers Oates, JohnnyJohnny Oates 3 0
Cleveland Indians Hargrove, MikeMike Hargrove Boston Red Soxdagger Williams, JimyJimy Williams 3 1
1999 New York Yankees Torre, JoeJoe Torre Texas Rangers Oates, JohnnyJohnny Oates 3 0
Boston Red Soxdagger Williams, JimyJimy Williams Cleveland Indians Hargrove, MikeMike Hargrove 3 2
2000 Seattle Marinersdagger Piniella, LouLou Piniella Chicago White Sox Williams, JimyJimy Williams 3 0
New York Yankees Torre, JoeJoe Torre Oakland Athletics Howe, ArtArt Howe 3 2
2001 New York Yankees Torre, JoeJoe Torre Oakland Athleticsdagger Howe, ArtArt Howe 3 2
Seattle Mariners Piniella, LouLou Piniella Cleveland Indians Manuel, CharlieCharlie Manuel 3 2
2002 Minnesota Twins Gardenhire, RonRon Gardenhire Oakland Athletics Howe, ArtArt Howe 3 2
Anaheim Angelsdagger Scioscia, MikeMike Scioscia New York Yankees Torre, JoeJoe Torre 3 1
2003 New York Yankees Torre, JoeJoe Torre Minnesota Twins Williams, JimyJimy Williams 3 1
Boston Red Soxdagger Little, GradyGrady Little Oakland Athletics Macha, KenKen Macha 3 2
2004 New York Yankees Torre, JoeJoe Torre Minnesota Twins Gardenhire, RonRon Gardenhire 3 1
Boston Red Soxdagger Francona, TerryTerry Francona Anaheim Angels Scioscia, MikeMike Scioscia 3 0
2005 Chicago White Sox Guillén, OzzieOzzie Guillén Boston Red Soxdagger Francona, TerryTerry Francona 3 0
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Scioscia, MikeMike Scioscia New York Yankees Torre, JoeJoe Torre 3 2
2006 Detroit Tigersdagger Leyland, JimJim Leyland New York Yankees Torre, JoeJoe Torre 3 1
Oakland Athletics Macha, KenKen Macha Minnesota Twins Gardenhire, RonRon Gardenhire 3 0
2007 Boston Red Sox Francona, TerryTerry Francona Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Scioscia, MikeMike Scioscia 3 0
Cleveland Indians Wedge, EricEric Wedge New York Yankeesdagger Torre, JoeJoe Torre 3 1
2008 Boston Red Soxdagger Francona, TerryTerry Francona Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Scioscia, MikeMike Scioscia 3 1
Tampa Bay Rays Maddon, JoeJoe Maddon Chicago White Sox Guillén, OzzieOzzie Guillén 3 1
2009 New York Yankees Girardi, JoeJoe Girardi Minnesota Twins Gardenhire, RonRon Gardenhire 3 0
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Scioscia, MikeMike Scioscia Boston Red Soxdagger Francona, TerryTerry Francona 3 0
2010 Texas Rangers Washington, RonRon Washington Tampa Bay Rays Maddon, JoeJoe Maddon 3 2
New York Yankeesdagger Girardi, JoeJoe Girardi Minnesota Twins Gardenhire, RonRon Gardenhire 3 0
2011 Texas Rangers Washington, RonRon Washington Tampa Bay Raysdagger Maddon, JoeJoe Maddon 3 1
Detroit Tigers Leyland, JimJim Leyland New York Yankees Girardi, JoeJoe Girardi 3 2
2012 Detroit Tigers Leyland, JimJim Leyland Oakland Athletics Melvin, BobBob Melvin 3 2
New York Yankees Girardi, JoeJoe Girardi Baltimore Oriolesdagger Showalter, BuckBuck Showalter 3 2
2013 Detroit Tigers Leyland, JimJim Leyland Oakland Athletics Melvin, BobBob Melvin 3 2
Boston Red Sox Farrell, JohnJohn Farrell Tampa Bay Raysdagger Maddon, JoeJoe Maddon 3 1
2014 Baltimore Orioles Showalter, BuckBuck Showalter Detroit Tigers Ausmus, BradBrad Ausmus 3 0
Kansas City Royalsdagger Yost, NedNed Yost Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Scioscia, MikeMike Scioscia 3 0
2015 Toronto Blue Jays Gibbons, JohnJohn Gibbons Texas Rangers Banister, JeffJeff Banister 3 2
Kansas City Royals Yost, NedNed Yost Houston Astrosdagger Hinch, A. J.A. J. Hinch 3 2
2016 Cleveland Indians Francona, TerryTerry Francona Boston Red Sox Farrell, JohnJohn Farrell 3 0
Toronto Blue Jaysdagger Gibbons, JohnJohn Gibbons Texas Rangers Banister, JeffJeff Banister 3 0
2017 Houston Astros Hinch, A. J.A. J. Hinch Boston Red Sox Farrell, JohnJohn Farrell 3 1
New York Yankeesdagger Girardi, JoeJoe Girardi Cleveland Indians Francona, TerryTerry Francona 3 2

ALDS Appearances

Series
appearances
Team Wins Losses Win % Most recent
win
Most recent
appearance
Games
won
Games
lost
Game
win %
Most Recent
game win
19 New York Yankees 12 7 .632 2017 2017 47 34 .580 2017
12 Boston Red Sox 6 6 .500 2013 2017 20 24 .455 2013
9 Cleveland Indians 5 4 .556 2016 2017 22 15 .595 2017
8 Oakland Athletics 2 6 .250 2006 2013 18 18 .500 2013
7 Texas Rangers 2 5 .286 2011 2016 9 18 .333 2015
7 Los Angeles Angels 3 4 .429 2009 2014 10 15 .400 2009
6 Minnesota Twins 1 5 .167 2002 2010 5 17 .227 2004
5 Detroit Tigers 4 1 .800 2013 2014 12 10 .545 2013
4 Baltimore Orioles 3 1 .750 2014 2014 11 5 .688 2014
4 Seattle Mariners 3 1 .750 2001 2001 10 7 .588 2001
4 Tampa Bay Rays 1 3 .250 2008 2013 7 10 .412 2013
3 Chicago White Sox 1 2 .333 2005 2008 4 6 .400 2008
3 Kansas City Royals 2 1 .667 2015 2015 6 5 .545 2015
2 Toronto Blue Jays 2 0 1.000 2016 2016 6 2 .750 2016
2 Houston Astros 1 1 .500 2017 2017 5 4 .556 2017
1 Milwaukee Brewers 0 1 .000 - 1981 2 3 .400 1981

Recurring matchups

See also

References

  1. ^ 1984 NL Championship Series, Baseball-Reference.com
  2. ^ 1997 AL Division Series, Baseball-Reference.com
  3. ^ Gillette, Gary; Palmer, Pete, eds. (2006). "October Classics: Postseason Series and Playoffs". The 2006 ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia. New York: Sterling Publishing. p. 1656. 

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