Recap - World Series Game 4: Going, going Gomes!

Jim Monaghan
Contributing writer

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Jonny Gomes' three-run blast in the top of the sixth inning snapped a 1-1 tie and powered the Red Sox to a 4-2 win over the Cardinals in Game 4 of the 2013 World Series. The win evened the series at two games apiece.

Just as Game 3 ended on a bizarre note, this one did as well with Red Sox closer Koji Uehara picking off a pinch runner in the bottom of the ninth for the final out of the game.

David Ortiz had three hits for Boston and was the center of an unusual football-like huddle with his teammates in the dugout mid-game in which he could be seen demonstrably charging up the team.

The Cardinals took an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third inning on a Carlos Beltran RBI single that scored Matt Carpenter who had singled and moved to second on an error by Jacoby Ellsbury.

Boston answered back in the top of the fifth inning. David Ortiz led off with a double and eventually scored on a sacrifice fly by Stephen Drew.

St. Louis added a run in the bottom of the seventh off Craig Breslow.

Clay Buchholz started for Boston and went four innings allowing just one unearned run on three hits and three walks while striking out a pair. He threw thirty eight of his sixty six pitches for strikes.

His Cardinals counterpart Lance Lynn left with two outs in the top of the sixth inning. He was charged with three runs on three hits and three walks; he struck out five.

Felix Doubront was first out of the bullpen in relief of Buchholz. He retired eight of the nine batters he faced striking out three, all looking.

The win came on the ninth anniversary of the Red Sox Game 4 win over the Cardinals to capture the 2004 World Series.

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