Re: McCarver and Pujols's "great baserunning"
I felt the same way when I watched that play unfold.
Pujols was expecting the throw to be gung-ho to home to stop the run, so he was going to sneak to 3rd. In reality, the Tigers smartly cut it off and caught him napping and ended what could've been a bigger inning.
The art of losing isn't hard to master.