How many teams managed to overcome a 1-2 deficit in the Major League Baseball World Series?

The Astros’ options to win the World Series are complicated. Behind a pitching gem from Ian Anderson, who did not allow a hit in five innings, the Braves won their first Fall Classic game at home since 1995, ending the drought of five losses in a row that the Yankees gave them in the 1996 (3) and 1999 (2) editions.

Houston’s ninth is now in a tough spot: in World Series history, only 18 of 58 teams lost Game 3 of a series tied 1-1 they came back to win the Fall Classic … and most were almost a century ago.

This millennium, only four teams made this comeback. The last were the Cubs, on their way to ending Curse of the Goat, trailed 1-2 in 2016 and down 1-3 before coming back to beat Cleveland. In 2014 it happened, when the Giants they were revived in the series that made Madison Bumgarner immortal. A year earlier, the Cardinals had a 2-1 lead, but the Boston Red Sox won the last three to take the ring, a situation similar to the Marlins against the Yankees in 2003.

There are also 10 comebacks of 1-2 but of teams that lost the first two games of the World Series. No team has come back from 0-3.

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