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.

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Borgia Freshman Golfer Thomas Alferman. Alferman is a member of the Borgia team that qualified for the state tournament at Silo Ridge in Boliver this week. In the district tournament at the Sullivan Country Club, Thomas shot a 13 over par 84 helping the team to a second place finish.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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Commencement, it is said, is a beginning. Yet graduations are also the end of an era--for students and their parents. For the kids, it's a time of excitement and promise. For parents, it's a bit more bittersweet.

What will the future hold for the Class of 2015? Time will tell.

My youngest has now graduated from high school. Back in 1980, I was the youngest of my family who graduated.

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SPORTS CORNER

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Alex Gordon hit a two-run homer and the Kansas City Royals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 on Saturday in a game that was shortened to six innings because of inclement weather. Edinson Volquez (4-3) allowed two runs on four hits for Kansas