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By The Sports Xchange October 27, 2013 2:07 AM
The St. Louis Cardinals' winning run on Saturday night in the ninth inning of Game 3 in the World Series could have come at a price. Allen Craig scored on an obstruction call in the Cardinals' 5-4 victory but had to be helped off the field after he slid into Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalmacchia at the plate. Craig had returned from the foot injury for the World Series on a limited basis after sitting out the final month of the regular season and the first two rounds of the National League playoffs with a sprained left foot. He hit a pinch-double in the ninth before the crazy finish that gave the Cardinals a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. "I feel OK," Craig said. "It definitely was a little sore running home. We're going to see how it responds." After the game, Craig received treatment and was unsure about his availability for Game 4 on Sunday night and beyond in the World Series. The double gave Craig three hits in eight at-bats in the series with a walk. In 134 regular-season games, Craig hit .315 with 13 home runs and 97 RBIs.