American League Division Series

Major League Baseball series to determine which two teams from the American League will advance to the American League Championship Series

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In Major League Baseball, the American League Division Series (ALDS) determines which two teams from the American League will advance to the American League Championship Series. The Division Series consists of two best-of-five series, featuring the three division winners and the winner of the wild-card play-off.


Randy Arozarena powers Rays past Yankees for ALDS lead [Video]

Randy Arozarena powers Rays past Yankees for ALDS lead

Randy Arozarena homered for the third straight game for the Tampa Bay Rays, who beat the New York Yankees 8-4 Wednesday night.

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Rays get shelled by Yankees' power lineup ALDS Game 1 loss [Video]

Rays get shelled by Yankees' power lineup ALDS Game 1 loss

Giancarlo Stanton hit a grand slam in the ninth inning for New York’s fourth home run of the game, and the Yankees beat the Rays 9-3.

Credit: ABC Action News     Duration: 00:30Published

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With the Yankees in a must-win Game 4, shortstop Gleyber Torres slugged a two-run home run in the sixth inning. The series is tied 2-2. - Published

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Alex Rodriguez showed no mercy on the New York Yankees' decision to "bullpen" Game 2 of the ALDS, which they now trail 2-1 to the Tampa Bay Rays. - Published

'Ain't nobody better': Carlos Correa burnishes postseason cred as Astros blast A's 10-5 in ALDS opener

The Astros and Athletics traded homers in Game 1 of the American League Division Series with Houston emerging with an 10-5 victory. - Published

Athletics outlast White Sox in winner-take-all Game 3 to reach ALDS

Oakland had suffered nine consecutive losses in winner-take-all games dating back to 2000. - Published

Yankees storm back to complete sweep of Indians, advance to ALDS

The Yankees and Indians went back and forth all night, with New York ultimately scoring two in the ninth inning to finish off the sweep. - Published

'Pretty obvious': Rays starter Tyler Glasnow admits he was tipping pitches in loss vs. Astros

Tampa Bay's right-hander gave up four runs in the first inning of Thursday's Game 5 loss to the Astros in the ALDS. - Published

Houston advances to ALCS to give what America wants: an Astros-Yankees matchup

Houston beat Tampa Bay in Game 5 of the ALDS to give what America wants most-- a Yankees-Astros matchup in the ALCS. - Published

ALDS Game 4: Rays chase Justin Verlander, beat Astros to force decisive Game 5 in Houston

The Rays jumped on Justin Verlander early en route to a 4-1 victory in Game 4 of the ALDS to force a decisive Game 5. - Published

Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman has pitching hand injured by bottle during celebration

New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman had his left hand wrapped after a bottle hit it during a postgame celebration after team's ALDS sweep. - Published

Astros' Gerrit Cole makes postseason history with 15 strikeouts in Game 2 of ALDS

Astros pitcher Gerrit Cole set a franchise postseason and ALDS record with 15 strikeouts while going 7 2/3 innings in Game 2 against the Rays. - Published

Didi Gregorius hits grand slam, Yankees rout Twins to take 2-0 ALDS lead

Didi Gregorius hit a grand slam in the third inning to lead the Yankees rout over the Twins in Game 2 of the ALDS. - Published

Yankees turn on the power, beat Twins yet again in Game 1 of ALDS

The Yankees handed the Twins their 14th straight postseason loss, a major league record, to take a 1-0 lead in the ALDS. - Published

Justin Verlander vintage as Astros beat Rays in ALDS Game 1

Behind seven shutout innings from Justin Verlander, the Houston Astros beat the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 1 of the American League Division Series. - Published

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The Rays have a tall order to fill against the Astros. And while they didn't sneak into the ALDS, they are up against the best team in baseball. - Published

Yandy Diaz shrugs off pressure and leads Rays with two homers in AL wild-card win

Yandy Diaz had played in just one game since late July, his breakout season before a foot injury. But then his heroics led the Rays to the ALDS. - Published

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Rays blast four homers, power past Athletics to win AL wild-card game

Yandy Díaz hit two of the four homers to lead the Rays to a 5-1 win over the Athletics. They will face the Astros in the ALDS. - Published