VIDEO: Cardinals Win Game 3 On Wild Obstruction Call

Allen Craig

The St.Louis Cardinals won game 3 of the World Series against the Boston Red Sox 5-4.

This game ended with a call that I don’t believe anyone has ever seen end a game let alone a World Series game. Cardinals have 2nd and 3rd after a pinch hit double by Allen Craig, Jon Jay then came up and hit the ball to a diving Dustin Pedroia on the infield grass who then threw out Yadier Molina out at home.

Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia then attempted to throw out Cardinals Allen Craig out at 3rd, the ball got past Will Middlebrooks and Craig then tripped over Middlebrooks who dove for the ball, Middlebrooks was called for obstruction by umpire Jim Joyce and Allen Craig was awarded home plate for the winning run. Most players did not know that the obstruction call was called and the throw went home and Craig would have normally have been out but the home plate umpire called him safe.

Watch the craziness here:

Now to the other 8.5 innings. The Cardinals started scoring early by taking a 2-0 lead in the 1st inning with RBI singles by both Yadier Molina and Matt Holliday. The Cardinals had a big chance to blow this game up early as they had the bases loaded in the bottom of the 4th with nobody out and failed to score any runs off of Jake Peavy.

Speaking of Peavy, Boston’s starter let off some steam after the controversial ending:


The Cardinals did not score again until the 7th inning after Matt Holliday got his 2nd and 3rd RBI’s of the game after a double that scored Matt Carpenter and Yadier Molina. And well you know how the Cardinals scored the final run of the game on a call that will be debated the rest of the night and all day tomorrow up until first pitch tomorrow night in Game 4 of the World Series.

The Red Sox were relentless in this game coming back to tie the game twice. Red Sox trailed early 2-0 and scored one run in the top of the 5th. Xander Bogaerts was the main reason the Red Sox were in this game tonight as he had two key hits tonight. Bogaerts led the 5th inning off with a triple and later scored on a fielder choice off the bat of Mike Carp, after the Cardinals failed to turn the double play to get out of the inning.

Daniel Nava singled to left in the 6th inning to score Shane Victorino to tie the game at 2. Red Sox scored two more runs in the 8th inning to tie it at 4 after two RBI singles by Daniel Nava and Xander Bogaerts. Bogaerts and Nava were the to Red Sox batter’s that came up big for them tonight and guarantee no one would have said that before the first pitch.

Game 4 of the World Series is tomorrow night in St.Louis at 8:15ET. Game 4 starter for the Boston Red Sox will be Clay Buchholz who is 0-0 with an ERA of 5.40 and has 15 strikeouts this postseason. Game 4 starter for the St.Louis Cardinals will be Lance Lynn who is 2-1 with an ERA of 5.40 and has 12 strikeouts this postseason.

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