Found October 27, 2013 on Sports-Glory:

The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Boston Red Sox 5-4 on Saturday night in Game 3 on an obstruction call, the first ever to end a world Series. Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia grabbed Jon Jay’s groundout and threw home to retire Yadier Molina.  Allen Craig, advancing to third on the play, drew a throw from catcher Jarrod Saltalmacchia, who overthrew third baseman Will Middlebrooks. As Craig tried to stand to run to home, he found him self entangled with Middlebrooks.  He stumbled and then headed for home and was beat 


Beltran wins baseball's Roberto Clemente award

ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Even if the Cardinals do not win the World Series, Carlos Beltran will be taking home quite a prize. Beltran was named the winner of baseball's Roberto Clemente award Saturday night before Game 3 of the World Series. The award honors the player who best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement and the individual's contribution...

Craig talks his way in the Cardinals' Game 5 lineup

ST. LOUIS -- When Allen Craig hobbled to first base after delivering a pinch-hit single Sunday night, Allen Craig didn't look like he would be ready to play the field the next day. The Cardinals didn't think so, either, until sometime late Monday afternoon. After putting out a lineup with Matt Adams playing first base early Monday afternoon, the Cardinals put out a new...

Beltran wins Roberto Clemente Award

Carlos Beltran of the St. Louis Cardinals is this year's recipient of the Roberto Clemente Award. Beltran was seated next to Clemente's widow, Vera, when he was honored Saturday, about an hour prior to Game 3 of the World Series against the Boston Red Sox. Members of Clemente's family also attended the news conference. The award recognizes the player whose contributions...

What a ninth! Craig hits, runs, stumbles, slides -- and sparks walk-off win

ST. LOUIS -- Matt Carpenter described Allen Craig's ninth-inning heroics as a "Kirk Gibson-esque type deal." "Oh man, don't do that to me," Craig said. "I was just trying to make a play." That he certainly did. Craig actually made two plays that proved to be the difference in the Cardinals' 5-4 walk-off victory in Game 3 of the World Series...

World Series: Beltran Plays Despite Injury

After smashing into the right field wall at Fenway Park during game one of the World Series Cardinals right fielder Carlos Beltran left the game after two innings.  Beltran didn’t just leave the game he left the ballpark and went to the hospital. After undergoing x-rays and a CT scan that came back negative Beltran was considered day-to-day.  His availability for game two of...

Beltran receives 2013 Roberto Clemente Award

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Carlos Beltran receives Major League Baseball’s top humanitarian award.

Can anyone stop Carlos Beltran?

Opposing pitchers would be wise not let Carlos Beltran (above) even get this far in his swing.   Look up there in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Carlos Beltran! Nothing stops this guy.  Not even this: He’d make a helluva hockey player. The questions that’s been burning in my brain since the playoffs started is: “Why even pitch to this guy?”  It’s not...

Cards beat Red Sox on bizarre call

Allen Craig slid home and it sure looked as though he was out. Didn't matter. A rare obstruction call by an umpire let Craig score with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, finishing off a mad-cap play that sent the St. Louis Cardinals over the Boston Red Sox 5-4 Saturday night for a 2-1 lead in the World Series. It was as crazy an ending in a World Series game as anyone...

Great call: Umps untangle confusion

The St. Louis Cardinals lead the Boston Red Sox, two games to one. But make no mistake: The umpires are winning the World Series. They've been so good - at least in the big, controversial moments - that I'm getting a little misty-eyed at the notion that expanded instant replay will wipe away more of their subjectivity starting next year. The umpires reversed a blown call...

Red Sox beat the Cardinals on game-ending pick off in Game 4

The Boston Red Sox evened up the World Series after Sunday night’s 4-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals after a walk-off pick off. With Carlos Beltran at the plate, Red Sox closer Koji Uehara picked off pinch-runner Kolten Wong with two outs in the bottom of the 9th inning. Wild last couple games. Game 5 is Monday in St. Louis.

WATCH: Was a bird the reason for Jacoby Ellsbury’s dropped fly ball

During Game 3 of the World Series between the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals, Sox’ center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury dropped a fly ball off the bat of Matt Holliday. However, the embarrassing error didn’t hurt the Red Sox as Dustin Pedroia made a heads up play by firing the ball back to first base and nailing Holliday out. But a closer look would suggest that a bird could...

Jarrod Saltalamacchia Breaks Down Final Play From His Perspective, Says He Didn’t See It As Obstruction (Video)

The 2013 Red Sox are used to walk-off’s, but Saturday night’s walk-off wasn’t the celebratory kind for Boston. In a wild ending to Game 3, Will Middlebrooks was called for obstruction after diving for a throw by Jarrod Saltalmacchia, tripping up Allen Craig in the process. Craig was attempting to make it to home after the throw got away from Middlebrooks, and he was eventually...

World Series Game Two Recap

St. Louis Cardinals  defeated the Boston Red Sox Thursday night  4-2 to even up the World Series at 1-1. Pitcher Michael Wacha only allowed two runs on three hits in six innings. Carlos Beltran showed no signs of being hurt as he was 2 for 4 with an RBI. John Lackey didn't pitch badly in his first  World Series appearance since his Game 7 win in 2002. He gave up three runs...

Return to Busch Stadium gives St. Louis Cardinals a lineup advantage over Boston Red Sox

The World Series will move to Busch Stadium on Saturday in St. Louis for the first of three games at the home of the St. Louis Cardinals, and the Boston Red Sox will have plenty of factors against them as they leave the Hub City behind for a few days. The Cardinals will certainly have the benefits of home-field advantage for traditional reasons such as crowd noise and familiarity...

Baseball Basics: Was that obstruction?

The 2013 World Series has been exciting to watch even if your team is not the St. Louis Cardinals or Boston Red Sox. This past Saturday night Game 3 will be forever remembered for the infamous obstruction call, which ended in a St. Louis walk-off win was the first time I have ever seen that rule enforced as a baseball fan. Like many others, I was confused about what the heck had...
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