On October 10, 1996 — At Fulton County Stadium Gary Gaetti hits a grand slam off Greg Maddux to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to an 8 – 3 win over the Atlanta Braves and a tie of the NLCS. Todd Stottlemyre gets the victory.

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The Braves sent Greg Maddux to the mound versus Todd Stottlemyre looking to go up two games to none on St. Louis. Royce Clayton singled to lead off the top of the first and scored on Ron Gant’s one-out single aided by center fielder Marquis Grissom’s error. The Cardinals made it 3–0 in the third on back-to-back two-out RBI doubles by Gant and Brian Jordan, but a two-run home run by Marquis Grissom in the bottom of the inning made the score 3–2. The Braves loaded the bases in the sixth on a single and two walks with one out when Ryan Klesko’s RBI single tied the game. In the seventh inning, a throwing error by Chipper Jones on Mark Sweeney’s ground ball, single and walked load the bases with no outs for the Cardinals. Ray Lankford’s sacrifice fly put them up 4–3 and two outs later, Jordan was intentionally walked to load the bases before Gary Gaetti drove a pitch from Maddux over the fence for a grand slam home run, putting the Cardinals 8–3. Dennis Eckersley pitched the final ​1 1⁄3 innings for the Cardinals and the series was evened at 1–1 as play moved to St. Louis. Only three of the eight runs Maddux allowed were earned.

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