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October 25, 2002

Since adopting the best-of seven-games format, the World Series has been tied, 2-2, 37 times. A look at some key numbers for Game 5 winners:

*--* Teams that won Game 5: Times won Series: 25 Times lost Series: 12 In Series that were in the 2-3-2 format, the Series has been tied 32 times. The Angels have home-field advantage in Game 6 and 7. Some pertinent numbers: Teams with home-field advantage in Games 6 and 7 that lost Game 5: Times won Series: 9 Times lost Series: 9 Teams with home-field advantage in Games 6 and 7 that won Game 5: Times won Series: 11 Times lost Series: 3

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