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Major League Baseball series to determine which team will represent the American League in the World Series

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The American League Championship Series (ALCS) is a best-of-seven playoff and one of two League Championship Series comprising the penultimate round of Major League Baseball's (MLB) postseason. It is contested by the winners of the two American League (AL) Division Series. The winner of the ALCS wins the AL pennant and advances to the World Series, MLB's championship series, to play the winner of the National League's (NL) Championship Series. The ALCS began in 1969 as a best-of-five playoff and used this format until 1985, when it changed to its current best-of-seven format.


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After an 8-3 victory in Game 4 of the ALCS, the Astros were able to quiet the fans in the Bronx after another loss.
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'It's a joke': Astros livid about cheating allegations in ALCS vs. Yankees

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Gerrit Cole tossed seven scoreless innings against the Yankees to lead the Astros to Game 3 victory of the ALCS.
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