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Game Three podcast: One of the most bizarre finishes in postseason history

The decisive moment: Allen Craig and Will MIddlebrooks get tangled up at third base. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch photo via AP)

By Mike Harrington

ST. LOUIS -- In the history of baseball, no postseason game had ever ended on an obstruction call. According to, the only game in history that had ended that way was a non-descript Tampa Bay-Seattle game in 2004.

Until Saturday night.

The Cardinals beat the Boston Red Sox, 5-4, as Allen Craig scored the winning run on an interference call on Will Middlebrooks at third.

Click here for my Web-only complete wrapup featuring comments from both clubhouses. (The game ended about five minutes before our print deadline, so the Final edition has a full report with no quotes).

Also in Sunday's editions:

The Batavia Connection -- Nine Cardinals played their Class A ball at tiny Dwyer Stadium in Genesee County.

Lovullo's next step could come soon -- The Red Sox bench coach and Buffalo Baseball Hall of Famer gets the leadoff role in my Inside Baseball column as he is a hot managerial candidate when the series is over.

Buchholz will give it his all tonight -- The Red Sox first-half ace has one more chance to get the job done this season and Boston desperately needs him in Game Four.

And finally, click the file below for my audio thoughts on the bizarre finish. I say the umpires got it right and good for them for having the conviction to make the call.

Mike Harrington on the wild finish


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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has covered the Buffalo Bisons since 1992 and Major League Baseball since 1995. A member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, Harrington has reported on more than 30 MLB postseason series — including every game of the World Series in this century — and all three of the Bisons' championship runs in their modern era. He is a connoisseur of the famous Stadium Mustard at Cleveland's Progressive Field.

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Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered the Bisons for The Buffalo News since 2002. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

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