Game 4 of the 2013 World Series is scheduled for tonight as the Boston Red Sox look to even the score vs. the St. Louis Cardinals. St. Louis won a thriller last night in the bottom of the 9th inning by the final score of 5-4, but it was controversial.
Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks was called for an obstruction call following a wild throw to third base by Jarrod Saltalamacchia that led to Allen Craig scoring the winning run. The rule is clear cut, but it is the umpire that has the final say.
According to a MLB.com report on Oct. 27, the definition of obstruction in the rulebook states:
OBSTRUCTION is the act of a fielder who, while not in possession of the ball and not in the act of fielding the ball, impedes the progress of any runner.
Whether the Red Sox and their fans agree with the call, they have to quickly put this game behind them because Game 4 is less than 8 hours away!
The Cardinals will look to take a commanding 3-1 lead as they send Lance Lynn to the hill tonight to face Boston’s Clay Buchholz.
This is a huge game for Boston for obvious reasons, but most of all going down 3-1 and giving Adam Wainwright a chance to close out the series tomorrow night is not something any team would like to face.
Las Vegas odds makers have this game at EVEN, or -110 each way, with the over/under total is set at 7.
Here are the Game 4 facts:
• Who:. Boston Red Sox vs. St. Louis Cardinals
• What: World Series Game 4
• When: Tonight, Oct. 27 - 8:07 p.m. EST
• Vegas line: EVEN, Over/Under 7
• TV: FOX National
St Louis leads 2-1