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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Watch: Cards win Game Three on a bizarre walk-off

(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
                                          (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
 Baseball fans we have a series as game three ends on a bizarre play. Heading into the bottom half of the ninth inning with the Red Sox and Cardinals tied at four, Yadier Molina starts the inning with a one out single off of reliever Koji Uehara. Uehara was relieved by Brandon Workman who gave up a first pitch double to Allen Craig. With two aboard in scoring position and one out, John Jay hit a ground ball to Dustin Pedroia, who made a helluva diving stop. He was able to recover, throwing out Molina at home for the second out. Jarrod Saltalamacchia throws down to Will Middlebrooks at third trying to catch an advancing Allen Craig; but the ball gets away from Middlebrooks sailing into left field. Craig then makes an attempts toward home plate and trips over Middlebrooks legs. He gets back up and continues his route to home plate but was clearly thrown out by left fielder Daniel Nava. Home plate umpire Dana DeMuth signaled safe pointing to third base umpire Jim Joyce (I know ya heard that name before, after his blown call that cost Detroit pitcher Armando Galarraga a perfect game last year.) Joyce made the obstruction call on Middlebrooks which allowed Craig to score the winning run. Take a look at this bizarre walk-off!
As you can see there was plenty of action going on, good and bad. If you are Will Middlebrooks you have to remember: This is the World Series, you cannot allow that ball to pass you what-so-ever. Get off that bag and keep that ball in front of you! Tough way to lose game three. Cards win 5-4 and take a 2-1 lead in the best of seven. Game 4 is Sunday night.

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