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Yadier Molina #4 of the St. Louis Cardinals gets the out on David Ross #3 of the Boston Red Sox at home plate in the seventh inning during Game Five of the 2013 World Series at Busch Stadium on October 28, 2013 in St Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Red Sox Top Cardinals 3-1 In World Series Game 5

The Boston Red Sox beat the St. Louis Cardinals after six innings Monday night, taking a 3-2 World Series lead.

10/29/2013

Manager John Farrell #53 of the Boston Red Sox argues an obstruction call with home-plate umpire Dana DeMuth #32 in the ninth inning as Koji Uehara #19 and Dustin Pedroia #15 of the Boston Red Sox look on against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game 3 of the 2013 World Series. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Kallas: Obstruction Call Was Correct, But Should The Run Have Counted?

After a complete review of MLB Rule 7 and the obstruction definition under Rule 2, some interesting things have come to light. Also, further review of the play also adds an interesting dimension.

10/28/2013

Kolten Wong of the St. Louis Cardinals reacts to being tagged out at first bast to end Game 4 of the 2013 World Series. The Boston Red Sox won 4-2. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Another Strange Finish As Pickoff Ends Game 4 Of World Series

One day after the Cardinals walked off (tripped off?) with a win on an obstruction call, Game 4 ended with St. Louis rookie pinch-runner Kolten Wong caught leaning.

10/28/2013

David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox looks on after an at bat against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Four of the 2013 World Series at Busch Stadium on October 27, 2013 in St Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Red Sox Top Cardinals 4-2 In Game 4 Of World Series

Boston beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 Sunday night in Game 4 of the World Series.

10/28/2013

Rapper Lil Wayne (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Rare World Series Obstruction Call Captures Nationwide Attention

Allen Craig’s wild trip over Boston third baseman Will Middlebrooks likely made for the most crazy, chaotic October finish of all-time.

10/27/2013

Manager John Farrell of the Boston Red Sox argues an obstruction call with Home Plate Umpire Dana DeMuth (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

World Series Ratings Surge By 21 Percent

World Series television ratings have risen by 21 percent. Game 3 received a 7.4 rating.

10/27/2013

Home plate umpire Dana DeMuth calls Allen Craig #21 of the St. Louis Cardinals safe at home against Jarrod Saltalamacchia #39 of the Boston Red Sox as Dustin Pedroia and #15 Koji Uehara #19 of the Boston Red Sox react in the ninth inning. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Kallas: In Game 3, Allen Craig Never Touched Home!

Unfortunately for the Red Sox, neither Saltalamacchia — nor anyone else tagged Allen Craig after he missed home.

10/27/2013

Umpire Jim Joyce participates in a news conference regarding the obstruction call.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Umpire Jim Joyce Had No Doubts Over Controversial Call In Game 3

Game 3 was highlighted by a contentious obstruction call. Umpire Jim Joyce had no doubts over the call.

10/27/2013

ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 26: Manager John Farrell #53 and Jarrod Saltalamacchia #39 of the Boston Red Sox argue an obstruction call with Home Plate Umpire Dana DeMuth #32 in the ninth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Three of the 2013 World Series at Busch Stadium on October 26, 2013 in St Louis, Missouri.

Five Things You Missed: World Series, Game 3

The Cardinals won game 3 on a controversial call. Here are five things you missed.

10/27/2013

ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 26: Kolten Wong #16 of the St. Louis Cardinals steals third as Xander Bogaerts #72 of the Boston Red Sox tries to make the play in the eighth inning during Game Three of the 2013 World Series at Busch Stadium on October 26, 2013 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Cardinals Slide Past Red Sox In Wild 9th Inning Win

Third baseman Will Middlebrooks tripped Allen Craig for a game-ending obstruction call on Jon Jay’s ninth-inning grounder, giving the St. Louis Cardinals a bizarre 5-4 win over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night and a 2-1 World Series lead.

10/27/2013

Joe Kelly celebrates as Matt Adams of the St. Louis Cardinals rounds the bases. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Cardinals Feel They Have The Edge As World Series Shifts To St. Louis

“Well, we love playing here at Busch Stadium. Like I said, it’s a sea of red,” pitcher Joe Kelly said as the World Series shifts to St. Louis.

10/26/2013

Albert Pujols (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

Cardinals Are Doing Just Fine Without Three-Time MVP Pujols

The St. Louis Cardinals have remained an elite franchise in the years following slugger Albert Pujols’ departure to the Los Angeles Angels.

10/26/2013

John Lackey #41 of the Boston Red Sox is pulled from the game in the seventh inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game 2 of the 2013 World Series. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Kallas: What Happened To The Red Sox In The 7th Inning Of Game 2?

In Game 2 of the 2013 World Series, the Red Sox took a page out of the Cardinals’ defensive Game 1 nightmare and allowed the Cardinals to get out of Boston with a split.

10/25/2013

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 24: Pete Kozma #38 of the St. Louis Cardinals scores in the seventh inning against the Boston Red Sox during Game Two of the 2013 World Series at Fenway Park on October 24, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Five Things You Missed: World Series, Game 2

The Cardinals tied it up in game 2 of the 2013 World Series. Here are five things you missed.

10/25/2013

Former New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera takes the field to be honored before Game 2 of the 2013 World Series. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Mariano Rivera Honored Prior To Game 2 Of World Series

Former Yankees closer Mariano Rivera made a tantalizing — but not at all serious — offer to baseball Commissioner Bud Selig on Thursday: another farewell tour, this time in the NL.

10/25/2013

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