The St. Louis Cardinals have won 115 World Series games in thie proud history, but never, ever, did they pull out one in this crazy fashion. The Cardinals defeated the Boston Red Sox, 5-4, on an obstruction call made by the umpiring crew. It is known as Rule 10.16 (g) in your rule book. Yes, it was that zany of a finish. And the umpire who made the call that may forever be talked about in Boston? Yes, Jim Joyce, the umpire who blew Armando Galarraga's perfect game three years ago. This time, it was the right call. "It's a tough way to have a game end, particularly of this significance,'' Farrell said. I don't know how he gets out of the way, lying on the ground. "I guess by letter of rule, its obstruction. "That's a tough pill to swallow.'' Jon Jay, batting with one out and runners on second and third, hit a sharp ground ball to Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia. Yadier Molina broke for home, and was out easily. Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, seeing that Allen Craig tried to advance to third, threw wildly past third baseman Will Middlebrooks. Craig got up, and as he began to run, tripped over Middlebrook's legs. Red Sox left fielder Daniel Nava threw home, and Craig would have been out at the plate. But Joyce already called interference, and home-plate umpire Dana DeMuth called Craig safe. Game over.
Cards win Game 3 on crazy finish, take 2-1 lead
USA Today | Oct 27