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The St. Louis Cardinals got a much-needed win vs. the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday. The Cardinals now trail the Giants by half a game in the NL Wild Card race. But the final play of the Cards’ win has many fans and reporters scratching their heads.
With the game tied in the ninth, Yadier Molina hit a ball that wound up hitting the second wall out at left field, which means it should’ve been called a ground-rule double.
Instead, Matt Carpenter managed to score from first base, the umpires called the game as a 4-3 St. Louis victory, and the Cardinals began to celebrate.
However, many questioned why the umpires left the field so quickly when the Reds wanted the play to be reviewed.