- Associated Press - Sunday, October 27, 2013

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A look at Game 3 of the World Series at Busch Stadium on Saturday night as the Boston Red Sox take on the St. Louis Cardinals:

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WILD ENDING: Cardinals win 5-4 on crazy play _ obstruction at third base in the bottom of the ninth inning.

St. Louis takes 2-1 lead in best-of-seven Series. Game 4 is Sunday night at Busch Stadium.


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TIED AGAIN: Twists and turns, back and forth in this one.

The Red Sox came right back and scored twice in the eighth inning to tie it again, 4-all. Jacoby Ellsbury led off with a single and Shane Victorino was hit by a pitch for the sixth time this postseason. Both runners moved up on Dustin Pedroia’s groundout, and David Ortiz was intentionally walked.

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny went to hard-throwing closer Trevor Rosenthal with the bases loaded, hoping for a five-out save from a rookie who has looked almost untouchable this October. But the Red Sox pushed two runs across.

Daniel Nava drove in one with a short-hop grounder that was smothered by second baseman Kolten Wong, who had just entered on defense in a double-switch. Nice play by the rarely used rookie.

Wong went to second for the forceout, but Nava beat the relay and Ellsbury scored to make it 4-3. Xander Bogaerts tied it when he chopped a single up the middle.

Brandon Workman jammed Matt Holliday and retired the slugger on a routine fly with two on to end the bottom of the eighth. Still tied at 4, heading to the ninth.

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BACK ON TOP: Holliday’s two-run double puts the Cardinals back on top in the seventh inning, 4-2.

Tough inning for Red Sox reliever Craig Breslow. Matt Carpenter reached safely when he checked his swing on an infield single to shortstop. Carlos Beltran was grazed on the elbow pad by a pitch _ making no effort to get out of the way.

Beltran, in fact, almost appeared to stick his elbow out just a tiny bit to make sure the ball made contact.

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