The Walkoff: Red Sox Drop Game 3 On Obstruction Call

October 27, 2013 5:58 AM
The Walkoff: Red Sox Drop Game 3 On Obstruction Call
" BOSTON (CBS) – Well, that’s a first.

The Red Sox find themselves in a 2-1 hole to the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series thanks to an obstruction call in the bottom of the ninth on third baseman Will Middlebrooks. To the surprise of no one, the Cardinals are the first team in MLB history to win a game on an obstruction call.

RECAP: Obstruction Call Gives Cardinals 5-4 Win In Game 3

St. Louis had runners on second and third and one out in the bottom of the ninth, but Koji Uehara got Jon Jay to ground to second with in the infield in. Dustin Pedroia fired the ball home to get Yadier Molina at the plate, but Jarrod Saltalamacchia tried to get Allen Craig at third and his throw went into left field.

As Craig began to make his way home, he ran into Middlebrooks who was still on the ground, and the Sox third baseman was immediately called for obstruction.

Craig was awarded home (the throw to the plate actually beat him, but that didn’t matter) and the Cardinals came out with one wild and wacky 5-4 win "

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