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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