Posted October 28, 2013

Watch: Ross out at home after his hit had given Red Sox Game 5 lead

Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, World Series

(GIF via @BuzzFeedSports)

Game 5 of the World Series was tied 1-1 in the top of the seventh when, with one out, Boston’s Xander Bogaerts singled for the second time in the game. Stephen Drew then walked, reaching base for the first time since his first at-bat of the Series, and David Ross hit a ground-rule double just inside the leftfield foul line to score Bogaerts with the go-ahead run.

With the lead in hand, Red Sox manager John Farrell let Jon Lester, who had retired eight in a row and thrown just 69 pitches through six innings, hit for himself. Lester made the second out of the inning, but Jacoby Ellsbury followed with a single to center that scored Drew to make it 4-2.

Ross tried to follow Drew home on Ellsbury’s hit, but Cardinals centerfielder Shane Robinson threw home on the fly and catcher Yadier Molina was able to get the ball from the first-base side of the plate back to the third-base side in time to get Ross for the third out of the inning. There was some brief controversy about whether or not Molina got the tag on Ross. You can see in the GIF above that Molina doesn’t touch Ross with his glove until he gets him in the belt buckle from underneath. However, an overhead view of the play showed clearly that Ross’ right foot completely missed the plate and that he was indeed out.

3 comments
lenbiz68
lenbiz68

Try looking at Ross' right hand!

emncaity
emncaity

Probably wasn't actually tagged, if you saw the reverse angle replay (it looks like Ross sort of bounced off the ground and over the glove), but all's well that ends well.

Michael10
Michael10

@emncaity You can clearly see the tag in the video here -- Ross's pants even fold from the force of the glove at the point of contact. The only question was whether his right foot grazed the corner of the plate, but other camera angles show he slid too wide trying to avoid the tag.