Visitors had winning record in Game 5s, until this year

Johnny Cueto (left, who starts Game 3), Edinson Volquez (middle, Game 1) and Yordano Ventura (Game 2) are the Kansas City Royals’ starters in the first three ALCS Games.

Johnny Cueto (left, who starts Game 3), Edinson Volquez (middle, Game 1) and Yordano Ventura (Game 2) are the Kansas City Royals’ starters in the first three ALCS Games.

Deciding American League Division Series Game 5s at home
2015 Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City
Royals 7, Houston Astros 2

2015 Rogers Centre, Toronto
Blue Jays 6, Texas Rangers 3

2013 _ O.co Coliseum, Oakland
Detroit Tigers 3, A’s 0

2012 _ Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati
San Francisco 6, Reds 4

2012 _ Yankee Stadium, New York
Yankees 3, Orioles 1

2011 _ Yankee Stadium
Tigers 3, Yankees 2

2011 _ Citizen Bank Park, Philadelphia
Cardinals 1, Phillies 0

2011 _ Miller Park, Milwaukee
Brewers 3, Diamondbacks 2 (10 innings)

2005 _ Angel Stadium, Anaheim
Angels 5, Yankees 3

2004 _ Turner Field, Atlanta
Astros 12, Braves 3

2003 _ Network Associates Coliseum, Oakland
Red Sox 4, A’s 3

2003 _ Turner Field, Atlanta
Chicago Cubs 5, Braves 1

2002 _ Network Associates Coliseum, Oakland
Minnesota Twins 5, A’s 4

2002 _ Turner Field, Atlanta
San Francisco Giants 3, Braves 1

2001 _ Safeco Field, Seattle
Seattle Mariners 3, Cleveland Indians 1

2001 _ Bank One Ballpark, Phoenix
Arizona Diamondbacks 2, St. Louis 1

2000 _ Network Associates Coliseum, Oakland
Yankees 7, A’s 5

1999 _ Jacobs Field, Cleveland
Red Sox 12, Indians 8

1997 _ Jacobs Field, Cleveland
Indians 4, Yankees 3

1995 _ Kingdome, Seattle
Mariners 6, Yankees 5 (11 innings)