See it again: Multiple angles of the play that ended World Series game 3

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Many fans are still wondering what they saw last night in St. Louis.  The Cardinals were in the 9th inning of the World Series with the Boston Red Sox.  A play in the bottom of the 9th inning was decided by an obscure rule in baseball that clinched the game. That game was pivoted on the ‘Obstruction Rule’ and you may need to see the play again to take in all that happened. More Game 3 Coverage…

Rich Messina of Connecticut’s Hartford Courant is covering the World Series in St. Louis.  He has a photo break-down of the historic play that ended World Series game 3 in Busch Stadium.

See all of the photos and description at Courant.com

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, 4, is tagged out by Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, 39, for the second out of the inning, but the the Cardinals scored the winning run on an umpires call of obstruction when Saltalamacchia's throw to third got away and from Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks, 16, who dove for the ball and tripped up St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Allen Craig, 21, who was running home in the bottom of the ninth inning. Cardinals won the game by a score of 5 to 4. — Richard Messina / Hartford Courant, Oct. 25, 2013

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, 4, is tagged out by Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, 39, for the second out of the inning, but the the Cardinals scored the winning run on an umpires call of obstruction when Saltalamacchia’s throw to third got away and from Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks, 16, who dove for the ball and tripped up St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Allen Craig, 21, who was running home in the bottom of the ninth inning. Cardinals won the game by a score of 5 to 4. — Richard Messina / Hartford Courant, Oct. 25, 2013

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The the Cardinals scored the winning run on an umpires call of obstruction when Saltalamacchia’s throw to third got away and from Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks, 16, on the ground, who dove for the ball and tripped up St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Allen Craig, 21, who was running home in the bottom of the ninth inning. Cardinals won the game by a score of 5 to 4. — Richard Messina / Hartford Courant, Oct. 25, 2013

 

St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Allen Craig, 21, stumbles over Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks, 16, as he heads to the plate. The the Cardinals scored the winning run on the play when the umpire called obstruction by Middlebrooks. — Richard Messina / Hartford Courant, Oct. 25, 2013

St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Allen Craig, 21, stumbles over Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks, 16, as he heads to the plate. The the Cardinals scored the winning run on the play when the umpire called obstruction by Middlebrooks. — Richard Messina / Hartford Courant, Oct. 25, 2013

The the Cardinals scored the winning run on an umpires call of obstruction when Saltalamacchia's throw to third got away and from Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks, 16, on the ground, who dove for the ball and tripped up St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Allen Craig, 21, who was running home in the bottom of the ninth inning. Cardinals won the game by a score of 5 to 4. — Richard Messina / Hartford Courant, Oct. 25, 2013

The the Cardinals scored the winning run on an umpires call of obstruction when Saltalamacchia’s throw to third got away and from Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks, 16, on the ground, who dove for the ball and tripped up St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Allen Craig, 21, who was running home in the bottom of the ninth inning. Cardinals won the game by a score of 5 to 4. — Richard Messina / Hartford Courant, Oct. 25, 2013

 

Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, 39, applies a tag in vain to St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Allen Craig, 21. The umpire ruled that an errant throw by Saltalamacchia earlier in the play, to third base caused Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks, 16, to obstruct Craig, so he was given the base. St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Allen Craig, 21, who was running home in the bottom of the ninth inning. Cardinals won the game by a score of 5 to 4. — Richard Messina / Hartford Courant, Oct. 25, 2013

Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, 39, applies a tag in vain to St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Allen Craig, 21. The umpire ruled that an errant throw by Saltalamacchia earlier in the play, to third base caused Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks, 16, to obstruct Craig, so he was given the base. St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Allen Craig, 21, who was running home in the bottom of the ninth inning. Cardinals won the game by a score of 5 to 4. — Richard Messina / Hartford Courant, Oct. 25, 2013

 

Home plate umpire, Greg Gibson, ignores the play at the plate as he calls obstruction on third baseman Will Middlebrooks. Middlebrooks had fallen on the earlier play and caused St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Allen Craig, 21, to trip over him on his way to the plate. The Cardinals won the game by a score of 5 to 4. — Richard Messina / Hartford Courant, Oct. 25, 2013

Home plate umpire, Greg Gibson, ignores the play at the plate as he calls obstruction on third baseman Will Middlebrooks. Middlebrooks had fallen on the earlier play and caused St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Allen Craig, 21, to trip over him on his way to the plate. The Cardinals won the game by a score of 5 to 4. — Richard Messina / Hartford Courant, Oct. 25, 2013

 

 

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