Why the S.F. Giants' Miracle Road Comeback Is Best in Division Series History

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Why the S.F. Giants' Miracle Road Comeback Is Best in Division Series History
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Buster's blast had Cincy fans seeing the wrong kind of red

In a comeback for the ages, the San Francisco Giants held off the Cincinnati Reds, 6-4, in Game 5 to advance to their second National League Championship Series in three seasons.

Since postseason expansion in 1995, there have been five teams to come back from an 0-2 series deficit in the Division Series to win—six if you include the 1981 Los Angeles Dodgers during the strike-expanded postseason.

But with all due respect to the 1995 Seattle Mariners, 2001 New York Yankees and 1999 and 2003 Boston Red Sox, no team took the road that the Giants just did. As such, it is the best of the bunch in Division Series history. Let us count the ways.

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