ST. LOUIS — The Red Sox felt cheated. The St. Louis Cardinals felt elated. Observers of Game 3 of the World Series felt confused.
A wild game had a wild denouement that will be recalled for years to come for both its obscurity and its chaos. The Red Sox lost Game 3 of the World Series at Busch Stadium in the bottom of the ninth on an interference call on third baseman Will Middlebrooks that allowed the winning run to score and the Cardinals to take a two games to one lead in the series.