SAN FRANCISCO (Bleacher Report) — On Monday evening, weather permitting, the San Francisco Giants will attempt to accomplish something only previously achieved by two National League teams.
Only twice since the NLCS was expanded to seven games have teams climbed all the way from a three games to one deficit to move on to the World Series. In fact, the feat has only been accomplished six times altogether.
The Boston Red Sox alone have done it three times.
History is on the Giants’ side as well. Since 1976, a home team has won a Game 6 at home to force a seventh and deciding game. Eleven of those 12 teams went on to win Game 7.
While it’s certainly not precedent-setting, these Giants are proving that they’re resilient in every way. They’ve already escaped from a 2-0 deficit in the NLDS to roar back and win three straight games against the Cincinnati Reds to get to where they are right now.
If the Giants complete the comeback tonight, they will take their place alongside the 1985 Kansas City Royals as the only winners of six consecutive elimination games in the same postseason.
So, just where would a Giants comeback rank among the greatest comebacks in LCS history?
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