Which four teams will move on to the next round of the MLB playoffs and continue their World Series quest? <em>Sports Illustrated</em>'s experts make their ALDS and NLDS picks.

By The SI Staff
October 08, 2015

Eight teams remain in the MLB postseason, but only four can advance to the next round to continue their October quest to World Series glory. With the wild-card games complete, the matchups are set for the National League and American League Division Series: The NL Central champion Cardinals will host the wild-card winning Cubs, the NL West champ Dodgers will take on the NL East champion Mets, the AL Central-winning Royals will face the wild-card Astros, and the AL East-conquering Blue Jays will battle the surprising AL West champion Rangers.

Which teams will move on to play for the AL and NL pennants? Here are Sports Illustrated's expert picks for all four first-round series.

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NLDS

ALDS

 

Cardinals
vs.
Cubs

Dodgers
vs.
Mets

Royals
vs.
Astros

Blue Jays
vs.
Rangers

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Ben Reiter









Cliff Corcoran









Jay Jaffe









Joe Sheehan









Stephen Cannella









Emma Span









Ted Keith









Ryan Krasnoo









Jon Tayler









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