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This Day in Padres History 4/11/1996: Padres said goodbye to Greg Maddux’s streak

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The former Braves pitcher was 18-0 in road games before the match-up with San Diego

Back in 1994, during his second season with the Atlanta Braves, pitcher Greg Maddux started a streak of 18-straight wins in regular season road starts. His streak lasted through the entire 1995 season until he ran into the Padres early on in the 1996 campaign.

It was Maddux’s second start of the season and he was going up against the Padres’ Andy Ashby.

The game was scoreless through the first two innings before ATL’s Marquis Grissom hit a double to right field at the top of the third. The hit sent Mark Lemke home after he hit a single two batters prior.

In the bottom of the fourth, Tony Gwynn sent a double to to centerfield before stealing third. Third baseman Ken Caminti then grounded out to send Gwynn home, tying things up at 1-1. The winning score came in the bottom of the fifth when centerfielder Steve Finley singled to centerfield to bring second baseman Jody Reed home for the 2-1 lead.

The Padres would hold on to walk away victorious, effectively raining on Maddux’s parade that he hoped would continue for the foreseeable future.