The stage doesn't get much bigger for baseball players than the bottom of the ninth in a World Series game, and that's exactly the stage that was set for this wacky play.
Jon Jay was at the plate with runners on second and third and one out. However, he couldn't muscle the ball out of the infield, hitting a sharp grounder to second baseman Dustin Pedroia, who laid out to make a nice play and gunned Yadier Molina down at home plate for the second out of the inning.
Allen Craig was standing on second for the play, but he took off for third after the throw went home. However, Jarrod Saltalamacchia's throw to third went into left field, and it looked like Craig would be able to score.
It looked like Craig had come up short, however, as he was tagged out before he could reach home plate. But the umpires ruled that Craig had been tripped by Will Middlebrooks on the play, calling obstruction, giving the Cardinals the run and ending the game in one historic call.
According to Scott Miller of CBS Sports, Middlebrooks didn't think much of the call.
I was just trying to get up. I was trying to push myself up. I don't understand it. There's nowhere for me to go right there.
Miller also noted that even Craig was confused by the play.
I don't know what happened. I don't know if I was safe or out. I don't know if he clipped me or not.
Whether the call was correct or not, it was the first World Series game to end in obstruction.