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Obstruction call gives Cardinals 5-4 win in Game 3

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Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia watches as home plate umpire Dana DeMuth calls St. Louis Cardinals' Allen Craig safe on an obstruction during the ninth inning of Game 3 of the World Series on Saturday night in St. Louis.

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ST. LOUIS — The Cardinals rushed to the plate to congratulate Allen Craig. The Red Sox stormed home to argue with the umpires.

The fans, well, they seemed too startled to know what to do. Who'd ever seen an obstruction call to end a World Series game?

No one.

In perhaps the wildest finish imaginable, the rare ruling against third baseman Will Middlebrooks allowed Craig to score with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning and lifted St. Louis over Boston 5-4 Saturday night for a 2-1 edge.

A walk-off win? More like a trip-off.

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