Major League Baseball Playoffs are expanding for the first time since 1994. Effective immediately, there are now two wild card teams per League, increasing the total number of playoff teams from 8 to 10.
The format will be:
Another nuance of the format change will cause the Houston Astros to switch from the NL Central to the AL West in 2013. Currently, the American league has one less team than the National League, the move will balance both the leagues and their divisions.
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