Allen Craig is ruled safe at home plate on an obstruction call to give the Cardinals a 5-4 walk-off victory

Saturday's Game 3 between the St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox was already going to be on the list of best World Series games ever played. The ending, though, will now make it an all-timer. In a game that featured five lead changes, St. Louis walked off with a 5-4 victory thanks to an obstruction call at third base that allowed Allen Craig to score. That's right, one of the best World Series games ever played was decided by an obstruction call. With the score knotted, 4-4, in the ninth and runners on second and third with the infield in, St. Louis' John Jay ripped a shot at second baseman Dustin Pedroia, who dove to get to the ball then fired home to nail Yadier Molina. On the play Craig tried to advance to third but Jarrod Saltalamacchia threw low to third to try and get him. The ball caromed off the glove of third baseman Will Middlebrooks and Craig's arm and bounced away. As Craig, running on a sprained left foot, tried to get up and run home, Middlebrooks, who was lying on his stomach, raised his feet. Craig tripped and stumbled home. Saltalamacchia applied the tag off the throw from left fielder Daniel Nava, but third baseman Jim Joyce ruled Middlebrooks impeded Craig's progress.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Gus Kleekamp with the Washington Post 218 Junior American Legion Baseball Team. Gus pitches, plays shortstop and bats third on the Junior Legion team that won the state championship in Blue Springs over the weekend. He posted the save in a 4-3 win over Festus in the title game. His batting average is .400 with 47-rbi and 47 runs scored. As a pitcher, he's 5-0 with an ERA of 1.631 and a WHIP of .961.

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Missouri will begin the college football season ranked in the top-25. The Tigers are 23rd in the preseason Coaches' Poll. Defending champion Ohio State is number-one, followed by TCU and Alabama. Mizzou opens the season September 5th at home against Southeast Missouri State.