Oct 27, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; Boston Red Sox first basemanMike Napoli
(12) celebrates with relief pitcher Koji Uehara (19) after defeating the St. Louis Cardinals in game four of the MLB baseball World Series at Busch Stadium. Red Sox won 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports
Red Sox 4 – Cardinals 2
The Basic Storyline
Despite not being in the original lineup, outfielder Jonny Gomes hit a three run home run to lead the Red Sox to a series-tying victory.
After game three ended on a controversial obstruction call, this game ended when Cardinals pinch-runner Kolten Wong was picked off first base.
Slightly Below the Radar Story
With Red Sox starter Tyler Buchholz only able to last four innings, the Red Sox bullpen kept the Cardinals offense in check, giving up one run in five innings.
Oct 27, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes (5) hits a three-run home run against the St. Louis Cardinals in the sixth inning during game four of the MLB baseball World Series at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Eileen Blass-USA TODAY Sports
Jonny Gomes – He was only added to the lineup when Shane Victorino bowed out due to a bad back. Now, he’s a World Series hero.
David Ortiz – He had a three-hit night, and if Boston can win two more games, he’s looking like a frontrunner for Series MVP honors.
Kolten Wong – The rookie will have a hard time living this mistake down.
Seth Maness – The Cardinals reliever was brought in to squelch a Red Sox rally. Instead, he gave up the decisive homer.
What it Means
Home field advantage now shifts back to Boston with the series tied at two games apiece.
Game five is tonight at 8:07. The pitching matchup is a rematch of game one as the Cardinals’ Adam Wainright faces the Red Sox Jon Lester.