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10/24/08 12:51 PM ET
Home sweet home -- Factor or not?
With World Series knotted at 1, advantage yet to be seen
By Tom Singer / MLB.com
What home-field advantage? With the 2008 World Series between the Rays and the Phillies tied at 1 and shifting to Philadelphia, the next three games are assured of being played in Citizens Bank Park.
|The last two NL teams to win Game 1 in the AL park -- the 2003 Marlins in Yankee Stadium and the 2006 Cardinals in Comerica Park -- went on to capture the World Series.|
at AL Park
at NL Park
|2003||Yankees vs. Marlins||1||Marlins, 3-2|
|4||Marlins, 4-3 (12)|
|6||Marlins, 2-0||Marlins, 4-2|
|2004||Red Sox vs. Cardinals||1||Red Sox, 11-9|
|2||Red Sox, 6-2|
|3||Red Sox, 4-1|
|4||Red Sox, 3-0||Red Sox, 4-0|
|2005||White Sox vs. Astros||1||White Sox, 5-3|
|2||White Sox, 7-6|
|3||White Sox, 7-5 (14)|
|4||White Sox, 1-0||White Sox, 4-0|
|2006||Tigers vs. Cardinals||1||Cards, 7-2|
|5||Cards, 4-2||Cards, 4-1|
|2007||Red Sox vs. Rockies||1||Red Sox, 13-1|
|2||Red Sox, 2-1|
|3||Red Sox, 10-5|
|4||Red Sox, 4-3||Red Sox, 4-0|
|2008||Rays vs. Phillies||1||Phillies, 3-2|
|TOTALS||25||AL, 9-4||AL, 7-5|
Tom Singer is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.