While Game 3 of the 2013 World Series was filled with drama and comebacks throughout the evening, it was the bottom of the ninth that captivated the audience.
With one out, St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina hit a single to right field. That was quickly followed by a double from Allen Craig, who didn’t start tonight due to a leg injury – an injury he has been dealing with since early September.
Now with runners on second and third, Jon Jay stepped to the dish for the Cardinals, hitting a screaming drive to Boston Red Sox second baseman, Dustin Pedroia. Seeing Molina going home, Pedroia threw to the plate where the Red Sox tagged out the would be winning run. Craig on the back end of the play decided to run to third base, though the throw aimed to nail Craig from Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia got past Boston third baseman Will Middlebrooks.
Craig, seeing this decided to stumble towards home but crashed into Middlebrooks in the process.
Being left with no place to go, Craig continued to rush towards the plate but was tagged out. However, home plate umpire Dana DeMuth cited obstruction on the Red Sox, which allowed the game winning run to score.