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2011 MLB Playoffs: Ranking Every Division Series Game 5 in MLB History
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I feel like I'm seven years old again.

It's Christmas morning, I'm giddy with excitement, and ready to sneak downstairs to shake some presents before my parents wake up.

The 2011 Major League Baseball season has gifted us not one, not two, but three Divisional Series Game 5's and I just can't wait to open them up and find out what's inside.

There have been a total of 17 Game 5's in the history of the Divisional Series round.  This includes three games played in the strike shortened 1981 season.

The home team is only 8-9 in those 17 games.

This means that it doesn't matter if you won more games in the regular season, and it doesn't matter how loud your fans are.  This is Game 5 and the winner will be whichever team can step up in the spotlight and make the big play.

Let's take a look back and see which 17 teams have stepped up in the past as we rank the 17 Game 5's in order of excitement.

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