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Aaron Judge in 2016.

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Aaron Judge in 2016.

As we are 3 games into the conference championships for this years MLB season, it’s time we take a look back on what created this very special 2017 baseball season.

The teams who have made it far enough to participate in the NLCS (National League Conference Championship) and ALCS (American League Conference Championship) are the Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, Houston Astros, and New York Yankees.

The Dodgers had the most impressive season of the four, finishing with a 104-58 record during the regular season, but the Astros are well deserved of being in the ALCS as they finished with a 101-61 record.

The players that highlight this group of 4 are, Aaron Judge who finished the regular season with a whopping 52 home runs and he also took home the Home Run Derby trophy at the all star game back in July.

Another great player in this group of 4 is Clayton Kershaw, a pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers who finished the season with a 2.31 ERA and 202 strikeouts.

This year’s playoff has been very eventful with 2 of the 4 divisional series’ coming down to game 5. The Yankees have risen from underdogs as they started the playoff as one of the Wild Card teams ( 2 best teams who didn’t win there division).

The Chicago Cubs are looking to defend last year’s title which ended a 108 year title drought for them after they beat the Cleveland Indians in last years World Series. The first 3 games of this years NLCS and ALCS have been very eventful as we have the Astros leading the Yankees 2-0 in the ALCS and the Dodgers leading the Cubs 1-0 in the NLCS.

games of the ALCS have ended with a score of 2-1 Astros beating the Yankees, and both games have been played in Houston, so the Yankees are hoping to get 3 straight home wins as the series heads back to New York for games 3, 4, and 5. The first game of the NLCS ended with a 5-2 Dodgers win, a good win for the Dodgers at home with Kenta Maeda pitching for them.

If you are interested in watching the rest of the NLCS and ALCS, NLCS games can be seen on FS1 and ALCS games can be seen on TBS, the World Series can be seen on FOX starting Tuesday, October 24th.