Two series that turned on Game 5

NLCS winners in '03 and '12 were the clubs that took the all-important fifth game

Originally Published: October 23, 2012
By Doug Glanville | ESPN.com

In 2003, I remember the chatter about how historic it was for my team, the Chicago Cubs, to have a 3-1 lead in the NLCS only to have the then-Florida Marlins storm back and beat us in our own house. The San Francisco Giants are this year's 2003 Marlins after being down 3-1 and winning yet another elimination game to knock off the St. Louis Cardinals. This coming after staving off three "backs to the wall" games in Cincinnati earlier this postseason.

The Giants apparently have no problem ...

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