World Series 2013: Red Sox’s David Ross thrown out at home plate in Game 5 (GIF)


Oct 28, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross (3) is tagged out at home plate by St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina (right) in the 7th inning during game five of the MLB baseball World Series at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Eileen Blass-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals have been locked in a pitching duel for Game 5 of the 2013 World Series, though the flood gates began to crack open in the top of the seventh inning for the Boston Red Sox.

After Daniel Nava struck out swinging,  Xander Bogaerts hit a single to get things started. Behind Bogarts was Stephen Drew, who also reached base before David Ross hit a ground rule double over the left field fence. That only allowed a single run to score, though a second run was brought in moments later thanks to a Jacoby Ellsbury single to center.

Fearing runs would come at a premium, the Red Sox decided to play it risky and sent the slower Ross home on Ellsbury’s single, where he looked to have scored though was ruled out by home plate umpire Bill Miller.

Ross’ slide was a bit unconventional, though, it appeared as if he literally slid over the plate (his toe missed the plate, despite the angle), giving Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina just enough time to apply the tag.

Despite the out, Boston was able to extend their lead to 3-1.

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