Jaffe: A brief history of 3-1 comebacks in the LCS

From SABR member Jay Jaffe at Hit and Run on October 22, 2012:

The Giants staved off elimination yet again on Sunday night, beating the Cardinals 6-1 to force the National League Championship Series to a decisive Game 7. Since the LCS expanded from five games to seven in 1985, eight teams trailing 3-games-to-1 have rallied to extended the series to a seventh game, and six of them won to advance to the World Series, along the way producing some of the most memorable — and infamous — moments in postseason history.

Here’s a look back at those comebacks.

1985: Royals over Blue Jays

After losing the first two games in Toronto, the Royals narrowly avoided defeat in Game 3 at home, clawing their way back from a 5-2 deficit that saw ace Bret Saberhagen chased early.

Read the full article here: http://mlb.si.com/2012/10/22/league-championship-series-comebacks-cardinals-giants/

Originally published: October 22, 2012. Last Updated: October 22, 2012.