ST LOUIS — The St Louis Cardinals defeated the Boston Red Sox 5-4 Saturday night to take a 2-1 lead in the World Series.
The Cardinals won in the bottom of the ninth on a controversial call against Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks, who obstructed the base path of Allen Craig on a fielder’s choice by Jon Jay.
Yadier Molina singled in the ninth and was moved to third on a double by Craig. Molina was thrown out on the play, but the throw to third to Middlebrooks hit Craig and Middlebrooks fell down trying to recover the ball, causing Craig to trip over the infielder. Craig scored the winning run.
The Cardinals opened the night with a 2-0 lead with RBI singles from Matt Holliday and Molina. The Red Sox tied it with RBI hits in the fifth and sixth innings.
Holliday had a two-run double in the seventh and the Boston answered with two runs in the top of the eighth to make it 4-4.