National League Championship Series

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

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National League Championship Series: Major League Baseball series to determine which team will represent the National League in the World Series
The National League Championship Series (NLCS) 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 National League (NL) Division Series. The winner of the NLCS wins the NL pennant and advances to the World Series, MLB's championship series, to play the winner of the American League's (AL) Championship Series. The NLCS 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.


Dodgers Advance to World Series After Winning NL Pennant [Video]

Dodgers Advance to World Series After Winning NL Pennant

The LA Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 4-3 Sunday in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series.

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