Dramatic finish gives Cardinals World Series lead

St. Louis Cardinals designated hitter Allen Craig (21) is tripped by Boston Red Sox third baseman...

St. Louis Cardinals designated hitter Allen Craig (21) is tripped by Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks during the ninth inning during Game 3 of the World Series at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Saturday, October 26, 2013. (Jeff Curry/USA TODAY Sports)

KEN FIDLIN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:36 AM ET

There are a lot of dramatic ways a World Series game can end, but the St. Louis Cardinals found one that had never happened before.

No World Series game had ever ended in an obstruction call until Will Middlebrooks of the Boston Red Sox was tagged with that ruling as the Cards’ Allen Craig tried to scramble home with the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning.

The call, made by third base umpire Jim Joyce, in the middle of a frantic, game-ending play, gave St. Louis a 5-4 victory and a 2-1 lead in the World Series, with Game 4 scheduled for Sunday night.


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