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Kolten Wong picked off first base to end Game 4

The rookie second baseman committed a terrible error with two outs in the ninth inning during Game 4 of the World Series.

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St. Louis Cardinals rookie second baseman Kolten Wong made a critical mistake, getting picked off first base by Red Sox closer Koji Uehara for the final out in Game 4 of the World Series.

Wong had just come in as a pinch-runner for Allen Craig, who is recovering from a foot injury. Uehara caught the rookie napping at first base, firing the ball to Mike Napoli, who applied a perfect tag on the runner:


If making the final out of the World Series by being picked off first base wasn't bad enough for Wong, he made the out with Carlos Beltran standing in the batter's box. Beltran, a career .337 hitter with 16 home runs in the postseason, could not hide his disbelief after the play:


The Red Sox evened the series at two games apiece with a 4-2 victory, guaranteeing that the series will end in Fenway Park.

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