Molina’s Controversial Walk Off Double Gives Cardinals 4-3 Win over Reds

Yadier Molina's double in the bottom of the ninth inning scored Matt Carpenter and gave the Cardinals a 4-3 walk off win on Thursday night at Busch Stadium. The win was controversial. Molina's hit bounced off the back wall in left field, meaning a ground rule double. Matt Carpenter, who was on first base, should not have been allowed to score. But no umpire called the ground rule double, so play continued. Carpenter scored and the Cards had an all-important 4-3 win. Reds manager Bryan PriceĀ  was told after the game that he waited too long to ask for a replay review. The umpires had already left the field before Price came out to challenge the call. The Cardinals were in the middle of an on field celebration.

The Cardinals had built an earlier 3-1 lead in the game, thanks to Jedd Gyorko's 28th home run of the season, a run scoring ground out by pitcher Alex Reyes and a solo homer be Molina. The Reds tied the game 3-3, on a Scott Schebler infield hit, scoring Ramon Cabrera, who doubled on a misplaued ball by the Cardinals Randal Grichuk in center field.

After the game, Fox 2 Sports reporter Charlie Marlow got the Cardinals reaction to this huge win, keeping them in the NL Wild Card race.