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October 27, 2013

Cards take Series lead with wild finish

ST. LOUIS — Instead of a five-out save, Trevor Rosenthal got a win. It's a trade anyone would make in the World Series.

A big reason the St. Louis Cardinals have a 2-1 lead over the Boston Red Sox is the 23-year-old rookie, who got five outs and was plenty resilient. Rosenthal allowed two inherited runners to score, tying it in the eighth inning, and then retired the side in order in the ninth.

St. Louis scored a strange run on an obstruction call in the bottom of the ninth for a 5-4 victory Saturday night.

"Not sure how it happened," Rosenthal said. "I just know that we won."

The Cardinals used five pitchers 25 or younger in Game 3 and some of them showed some vulnerability. Others came up big.

The lone downside: Allen Craig's left foot was sore from sliding home on the final play. Craig's pinch-hit double was a key hit in the ninth.

"I don't want to jump to any conclusions about anything," said Craig, who returned for the Series from a sprained left foot that had sidelined him since early September. "It's the first time I've had to run full speed and there was a little obstacle course going on there. Just one of those deals."

Kolten Wong made a tough defensive stop at second base in the eighth on Daniel Nava's short-hop grounder that he nearly turned into an inning-ending double play. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny was hoping that play didn't get overlooked from the 23-year-old Wong, a first-round draft pick in 2011 who could be the Cardinals' starting second baseman next season.

"Not an easy play, let alone coming right off the bench as you're initiated into the World Series," Matheny said.

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