The 2009 Major League Baseball regular season is in the final stretch of games. Those MLB clubs that make the playoffs will start the postseason on Wednesday, October 7th. The Division Series of the MLB Playoffs run from October 7th to October 14th. Four American League teams and four National League teams will compete in the Divisional Series (ALDS & NLDS) for a right to play for the pennant. The winners will advance to compete in the League Championship Series, which start on October 15th. The NLCS runs from October 15th to 24th, the ALCS runs October 16th to 25th. The ALCS & NLCS winners will matchup in the 2009 World Series.
The 2009 World Series will be hosted by the American League pennant winner, because the AL won the 2009 All-Star Game in St. Louis. The first game of the World Series will be in the AL city on October 28th. WS game 2 will be in AL city on October 29th. Then the series will shift to the home ballpark of the NL pennant winner for games 3, 4 & 5; before returning to the AL city for games 6 & 7. If the 2009 World Series has a deciding Game 7, it will be played on Thursday, November 5th.
There 2009 MLB playoff teams have yet to be decided, but the current frontrunners are below:
AMERICAN LEAGUE PLAYOFF TEAMS (projected):
AL East: New York Yankees
AL Central: Detroit Tigers
AL West: Los Angeles Angels & Texas Rangers
AL Wildcard: Boston Red Sox
NATIONAL LEAGUE PLAYOFF TEAMS (projected):
NL East: Philadelphia Phillies (2008 World Series champs)
NL Central: St. Louis Cardinals
NL West: Los Angeles Dodgers
NL Wildcard: Colorado Rockies
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