NL rules, not obstruction rule, cost Red Sox World Series Game 3

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But all of the Cardinal sins were forgiven with one wild play in the ninth inning that immediately gained a unique place in World Series history. The obstruction rule was applied properly. In the end, after nine innings of madness, 35 players -- including 12 pitchers, five different third baseman and five pinch-hitters -- 298 pitches and 234 minutes of baseball, one truth came shining through: NL rules.