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Divisional Championship Series

The winner of the first half plays the winner of the second half for the Divisional Championship in a "best of five" series.If the same team wins both the first and second half championship, the team with the second best FULL seasonrecord (in 2006 this had been second half record) in either division is the opponent in the championship. In that case the final team to make the playoffs is a "wildcard" entry. If there is a tie for the first half championship in a division a one game playoff is usually played between those teams.

Semi-Final Home Field Advantage

Home field advantage goes to the winner of the second half. The winner of the first half (always) hosts games 1 and 2. Home field advantage is hosting game 3, then games 4 and 5 if necessary. If the same team wins both halves, it gets home field advantage but hosts games 1, 2 & 5 (if necessary).

League Championship Series

The winners of the divisional series play each other in the League Championship, which is also a best of five series.