Did you know? World Series Game 3: STL 5, BOS 4
A look at some notable facts and figures from the St. Louis Cardinals' 5-4 win over the Boston Red Sox in Game 3 of the World Series at Busch Stadium on Saturday night.
• The Cardinals' walk-off win by obstruction on Saturday was the first such occurrence in postseason play, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Also according to Elias, it was only the fourth World Series game to end on an error, and the first since 1986, when Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner missed a ball between his legs to allow the Mets to win Game 6.
• The last two walk-off wins in a World Series game were both for the Cards; the last time was in 2011, when David Freese homered in the 11th inning to lead St. Louis to a 10-9 win over Texas.
• Matt Holliday was 2-for-5 with three RBIs, marking the first time since 2007 that Holliday drove in three runs in a postseason game. He's driven in three runs three times in 56 postseason games.
•Trevor Rosenthal earned the win despite blowing the save in the top of the eighth inning. It was his first blown save in 15 postseason appearances. Rosenthal has yet to allow an earned run over 18 1/3 career postseason innings.
• Allen Craig's double off Koji Uehara in the bottom of the ninth inning was just the second extra-base hit off Uehara in 50 batters faced this postseason.
• The Red Sox intentionally walked Yadier Molina and Carlos Beltran, the second and third free passes the Sox have given this postseason. They intentionally walked a Major League-low 10 batters during the regular season.
• The Red Sox were held scoreless through four innings for the eighth time in their last 10 games.
• Boston reliever Brandon Workman struck out with one out and the game tied in the ninth inning. Workman was the first pitcher to bat in the ninth inning or later in a World Series game since Graeme Lloyd did so for the Yankees in 1996.
• Shane Victorino was hit by a pitch for the seventh time this postseason. No other player has been hit more than four times in a single postseason.
• Xander Bogaerts was 2-for-4 with his first Major League triple. At 21, he became the third-youngest player behind Ty Cobb and Mickey Mantle to triple in a World Series game.
• Jacoby Ellsbury was 2-for-5, marking the fifth time in 13 postseason games he's collected multiple hits. He's 19-for-52 this postseason.
• Stephen Drew was 0-for-2 with two strikeouts, falling to 4-for-44 during the postseason, before being lifted for pinch-hitter Will Middlebrooks in the seventh inning.
• Craig Breslow allowed two runs Saturday and has allowed three runs over his last two appearances. It was the first time Breslow has allowed at least three runs over a two-game span since June 30.