Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes, a last minute addition to the lineup, belted three-run blast in the top of the sixth inning to break a 1-1 tie and send Boston to a 4-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 4 of the 2013 World Series. The win evened the series at two games apiece.
The Cardinals took an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third inning on an RBI single by Carlos Beltran that scored Matt Carpenter who had singled and moved to second on an error.
Boston tied it in the fifth inning as David Ortiz – hitting .750 in the series - led off with a double and scored on a sacrifice fly by Stephen Drew.
Starter Clay Buchholz scattered three hits over his four innings, walking three and striking out two.
For the second night in a row, Felix Doubront gave the Sox a multi-inning effort, getting eight big outs and striking out three.
St. Louis added a run in the bottom of the seventh off reliever Craig Breslow.
John Lackey, who had not made a relief appearance since 2004, threw a scoreless eighth inning.
Just as Game 3 ended on a bizarre note, this one did as well with Red Sox closer Koji Uehara picking off pinch runner Kolten Wong in the bottom of the ninth for the final out of the game.
The win came on the ninth anniversary of the Red Sox curse ending 2004 World Series championship.
Game 5 is Monday night in St. Louis and Game 6 will be back at Fenway Park on Wednesday.