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How many games are played in the first round of the playoffs?

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2010-02-16 18:07:12
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The first round of the playoffs, known as the American and National League Divisional Series' or ALDS/NLDS are a best of 5 format. The first team to win 3 games, advances to the next round which is the American and National League Championship Series or ALCS/NLCS. This series is a best of 7 format (first team to win 4 games) advances to the World Series which ALSO is a best of 7 format.

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