American League Championship 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 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 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.

By Season

Season Winning Team Home Venue Losing Team Home Venue Program(s)
2008 Tampa Bay Rays Tropicana Field Boston Red Sox Fenway Park Program
2018 Boston Red Sox Fenway Park Houston Astros Minute Maid Park Program
2020 Tampa Bay Rays Petco Park^ Houston Astros Petco Park^ Program
2021 Houston Astros Minute Maid Park Boston Red Sox Fenway Park Program

^The 2020 ALCS was played at a neutral site due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Major League Baseball (2021)
American League East Central West
Baltimore Orioles (Oriole Park at Camden Yards)
Boston Red Sox (Fenway Park)
New York Yankees (Yankee Stadium)
Tampa Bay Rays (Tropicana Field)
Toronto Blue Jays (Rogers Centre)
Chicago White Sox (Guaranteed Rate Field)
Cleveland Guardians (Progressive Field)
Detroit Tigers (Comerica Park)
Kansas City Royals (Kauffman Stadium)
Minnesota Twins (Target Field)
Houston Astros (Minute Maid Park)
Los Angeles Angels (Angel Stadium)
Oakland Athletics (RingCentral Coliseum)
Seattle Mariners (T-Mobile Park)
Texas Rangers (Globe Life Field)
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Atlanta Braves (Truist Park)
Miami Marlins (LoanDepot Park)
New York Mets (Citi Field)
Philadelphia Phillies (Citizens Bank Park)
Washington Nationals (Nationals Park)
Chicago Cubs (Wrigley Field)
Cincinnati Reds (Great American Ball Park)
Milwaukee Brewers (Miller Park)
Pittsburgh Pirates (PNC Park)
St. Louis Cardinals (Busch Stadium)
Arizona Diamondbacks (Chase Field)
Colorado Rockies (Coors Field)
Los Angeles Dodgers (Dodger Stadium)
San Diego Padres (Petco Park)
San Francisco Giants (Oracle Park)
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