On October 17, 1996 — The Atlanta Braves have the biggest blowout in postseason history, beating the St. Louis Cardinals, 15 – 0, in Game 7 of the NLCS to complete a comeback from a 3-1 deficit. The Cardinals become the only club to blow a 3-1 edge three times in the postseason.

Tom Glavine pitched 7 shutout innings, and helped his own cause with 3 RBI’s. Fred McGriff had 4 RBI’s and a homerun and Javy Lopez and Andruw Jones also homered for the Braves. Donovan Osbourne didn’t make it out of the first for the Cardinals. Atlanta also won game 5 of the series 14-0.

 


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Atlanta Braves 15, St. Louis Cardinals 0

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League Championship Series Game 7 Played on Thursday, October 17, 1996 (N) at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

ST. LOUIS    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  4  2
ATLANTA      6  0  0    4  0  3    2  0  x  -  15 17  0

WP: Glavine (1-1)
LP: Osborne (1-1)
HR: McGriff (2), Lopez (2), A. Jones (1)

Play by Play

Umpires: HP - Paul Runge, 1B - Mark Hirschbeck, 2B - Bob Davidson, 3B - Joe West, 
LF - Jerry Crawford, RF - Ed Montague
Time of Game: 2:25   Attendance: 52067
Starting Lineups:

   St. Louis Cardinals           Atlanta Braves           
1. Clayton             ss        Grissom             cf
2. McGee               rf        Lemke               2b
3. Gant                lf        C. Jones            3b
4. Jordan              cf        McGriff             1b
5. Gaetti              3b        Lopez               c
6. Young               1b        Dye                 rf
7. Pagnozzi            c         A. Jones            lf
8. Gallego             2b        Blauser             ss
9. Osborne             p         Glavine             p

CARDINALS 1ST: Clayton lined to right; McGee was called out on
strikes; Gant grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cardinals 0, Braves 0.

BRAVES 1ST: Grissom singled to center; Lemke doubled to left
[Grissom to third]; C. Jones grounded out (third to first);
McGriff reached on a fielder's choice [Grissom scored, Lemke out
at third (shortstop to third to shortstop to third)]; Lopez
walked [McGriff to second]; Dye singled to left [McGriff scored,
Lopez to third]; A. Jones singled to left [Lopez scored, Dye to
second]; Blauser was hit by a pitch [Dye to third, A. Jones to
second]; Jeff Blauser hit on left knee; Glavine tripled
to center [Dye scored, A. Jones scored, Blauser scored]; ANDY
BENES REPLACED OSBORNE (PITCHING); Grissom grounded out (pitcher
to first); 6 R, 5 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Braves 6.

CARDINALS 2ND: BELLIARD REPLACED BLAUSER (PLAYING SS); Jordan
popped to first; Gaetti flied to center; Young struck out; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Braves 6.

BRAVES 2ND: Lemke flied to center; C. Jones singled to right;
McGriff flied to left; Lopez forced C. Jones (shortstop to
second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Braves 6.

CARDINALS 3RD: Pagnozzi lined to second; Gallego popped to
center; Andy Benes struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals
0, Braves 6.

BRAVES 3RD: Dye was called out on strikes; A. Jones popped to
second; Belliard singled to center; Glavine struck out; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Braves 6.

CARDINALS 4TH: Clayton singled to right; McGee flied to right;
Gant flied to left; Clayton was caught stealing second (catcher
to shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Braves 6.

BRAVES 4TH: Grissom grounded out (third to first); Lemke walked;
C. Jones walked [Lemke to second]; McGriff singled to right
[Lemke scored, C. Jones scored (error by McGee) (no RBI),
McGriff to second]; Lopez homered [McGriff scored]; Dye flied to
right; A. Jones reached on an error by Clayton; Belliard
grounded out (second to first); 4 R, 2 H, 2 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals
0, Braves 10.

CARDINALS 5TH: Jordan flied to center; Gaetti grounded out
(shortstop to first); Young lined to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Cardinals 0, Braves 10.

BRAVES 5TH: Glavine flied to left; Grissom grounded out (third
to first); Lemke singled to center; C. Jones grounded out
(pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Braves
10.

CARDINALS 6TH: Pagnozzi singled to left; Gallego was called out
on strikes; SMITH BATTED FOR ANDY BENES; Smith flied to
right; Ozzie Smith's last major league at bat; he received a
long ovation from the crowd; Clayton grounded out (pitcher
to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Braves 10.

BRAVES 6TH: PETKOVSEK REPLACED SMITH (PITCHING); McGriff tripled
to right; Lopez doubled to center [McGriff scored]; Dye popped
to left; A. Jones homered [Lopez scored]; Belliard singled to
right; Glavine struck out; Grissom singled to right [Belliard to
second]; HONEYCUTT REPLACED PETKOVSEK (PITCHING); Lemke struck
out; 3 R, 5 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Braves 13.

CARDINALS 7TH: McGee singled to left; Gant flied to right;
Jordan grounded into a double play (third to second to first)
[McGee out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0,
Braves 13.

BRAVES 7TH: SWEENEY REPLACED MCGEE (PLAYING LF); SHEAFFER
REPLACED GANT (PLAYING C ); MEJIA REPLACED JORDAN (PLAYING CF);
MABRY REPLACED PAGNOZZI (PLAYING RF); C. Jones singled to third;
McGriff homered [C. Jones scored]; Lopez grounded out (shortstop
to first); Dye grounded out (third to first); A. Jones walked;
Belliard grounded out (second to first); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Cardinals 0, Braves 15.

CARDINALS 8TH: BIELECKI REPLACED MCGRIFF (PITCHING); PEREZ
REPLACED C. JONES (PLAYING 1B); PENDLETON REPLACED GLAVINE
(PLAYING 3B); Gaetti popped to first; Young was called out on
strikes; Mabry struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0,
Braves 15.

BRAVES 8TH: FOSSAS REPLACED HONEYCUTT (PITCHING); Pendleton
lined to third; Grissom grounded out (third to first); MORDECAI
BATTED FOR LEMKE; Mordecai flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Cardinals 0, Braves 15.

CARDINALS 9TH: MORDECAI STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); AVERY
REPLACED BIELECKI (PITCHING); Gallego singled to center; ALICEA
BATTED FOR FOSSAS; Alicea grounded into a double play (third to
second to first) [Gallego out at second]; Clayton flied to
center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Cardinals 0, Braves 15.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Cardinals        0   4   2    1
 Braves          15  17   0    8