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The 1994 National League Championship Series (NLCS), the second round of the 1994 National League playoffs, matched the wildcard Atlanta Braves against the West Division champion Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers had the home field advantage. The two teams were victorious in the NL Division Series (NLDS), with the Dodgers defeating the East Division champion Montreal Expos three games to two, and the Braves defeating the Central Division champion Cincinnati Reds three games to one. The Dodgers won the series four games to two to become the National League champions, and lost to the the American League champion Chicago White Sox in the 1994 World Series. (simulation)


Game summaries

Game 1, Tuesday, October 11 Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California

Greg Maddux and Kevin Gross would be the starters for Game 1. Los Angeles would get on the board first with an RBI single by Henry Rodriguez to give them an early 1-0 lead. Atlanta would score a run on a bases loaded walk in the fourth inning to tie the game at 1-1. They would score two runs in the sixth inning from RBIs by Javy Lopez and Terry Pendleton to make it 3-1 Atlanta. However, that would be short lived as Los Angeles came back later that inning with four runs. Two were from RBIs, and the other two from a two walks with the bases loaded to make it a 5-3 lead for Los Angeles. Mike Piazza would make that 6-3 with a solo home run into center field in the seventh inning as Los Angeles would win the first game of the series.

Game 2, Wednesday, October 12 Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California

The starters for Game 2 were Tom Glavine and Tom Candiotti. Los Angeles scored a run in the third inning off an RBI double by Raul Mondesi to make it a 1-0 game. Atlanta would score in the sixth inning from an RBI single by Fred McGriff to tie the game at 1-1. They would score three runs in the seventh inning, with Roberto Kelly getting a single to drive in one run, and McGriff getting a single to drive in two runs and make it a 4-1 lead for Atlanta. Greg McMichael would get the save and the win for Atlanta.

Game 3, Friday, October 14 Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia

Game 3 would feature a matchup between Ramon Martinez and John Smoltz. Los Angeles got on the board early in the first inning with an RBI single by Mike Piazza to make it a 1-0 game. Eric Karros would hit a three run home run into center field to give Los Angeles a 4-0 lead. They would score again in the second and third innings with a Delino DeShields RBI triple, and a solo home run by Raul Mondesi into center field respectively to make their lead 6-0. Atlanta would get on the board in the fourth inning with a solo home run by Fred McGriff into center field to make it 6-1. He would hit a two run home run in the sixth inning into center field to make it a 6-3 game. Both teams would score a run in the seventh inning. Todd Worrell got the save and the win for Los Angeles.

Game 4, Saturday, October 15 Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia

In Game 4, Orel Hershiser would face off against Steve Avery. Atlanta would get on the board first with a solo home run into right field by Ryan Klesko to give them an early 1-0 lead. In the fourth inning, Los Angeles would tie the game at 1-1 with a solo home run by Mike Piazza into left center field. Later that inning, David Justice hit a solo home run into right center field to give Atlanta a 2-1 lead. They would increase that lead in the fifth inning with a solo home run by Mark Lemke into right field, and a three run home run by Javy Lopez into center field to make it a 6-1 lead for Atlanta. Los Angeles scored a run off an error in the sixth inning, and later that inning Atlanta would score a run off an RBI single by Fred McGriff. The score was 7-2 Atlanta after six innings. In the seventh inning, Jeff Blauser got an RBI single to make it an 8-2 game. Raul Mondesi would hit a solo home run into right center field for Los Angeles to make it an 8-3 game, which was the final score as Atlanta got the win.

Game 5, Sunday, October 16 Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia

Game 5 featured a rematch of Game 1, which was between Kevin Gross and Greg Maddux. Los Angeles scored a run in the first inning to make it a 1-0 game. Atlanta tied the game at 1-1 off an RBI single by Mark Lemke. Los Angeles would score two runs in the fourth inning off an RBI by Delino DeShields, and an RBI single by Mike Piazza to give Los Angeles a 3-1 lead. Atlanta would score later that inning to make it 3-2. Los Angeles would increase their lead off two RBI singles from Tim Wallach and Eric Karros in the seventh inning to make it a 5-2 game. Atlanta also scored two runs in the seventh inning off an error and an RBI single by David Justive to make it a 5-4 game. Los Angeles would get an insurance run in the ninth inning from an RBI by Rafael Bournigal to give them a 6-4 lead as they got the win.

Game 6, Tuesday, October 18 Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California

In Game 6, it would be a rematch of Game 2, featuring Tom Glavine and Tom Candiotti. Los Angeles would get on the board in the first inning with a solo home run into right center field by Mike Piazza, an RBI double by Tim Wallach, and an RBI single by Rafael Bournigal that scored two runs and gave Los Angeles a 4-0 lead. Atlanta would score a run in the second inning off an error to make it a 4-1 game. Los Angeles would score two runs in the forth inning off an RBI Single by Piazza, and an RBI double by Wallach to give Los Angeles a 6-1 lead. Another RBI driven in off a single by Wallach in the sixth inning made it 7-1. An RBI single by Henry Rodriguez made it 8-1 Los Angeles. Todd Worrell would come on the mound in the ninth inning to win the pennant for Los Angeles. Mike Piazza would be named the NLCS MVP. This would be the last time that Los Angeles won a postseason series until the 2008 NLDS. This was also the last pennant for Los Angeles until 2017.



Series quotes "Swing and a miss strike three. The Dodgers have won the pennant." -Dick Enberg, calling the final out of Game 6 of the NLCS between the Braves and Dodgers.