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Sunday’s World Series Game Ended in a Way No Other World Series Game Has Ever Ended

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Caught sleeping.

(Source: MLB.com video screen shot)

With Saturday night's World Series game three ending in wild fashion, there's no way Sunday night's game could deliver another historic finish, right? Wrong.

With the Boston Red Sox leading the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 in the bottom of the 9th, slugger Carlos Beltran stepped up to the plate with pinch-runner Kolten Wong already at first base. But instead of facing Beltran for a full at bat, reliever Koji Uehara picked off Wong, ending the game and leaving Beltran baffled:

(Source: MLB.com video screen shot)

(Source: MLB.com video screen shot)

(Source: MLB.com video screen shot)

The out was the first time a World Series game has ended with a pick-off play. Here's how it looked in real time:

Game 5 is Monday night, with the series now tied 2-2.

Follow Jonathon M. Seidl on Twitter (@jonseidl).

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