Jonny Gomes belted a three-run homer in the sixth inning to send the Red Sox to a 4-2 win over the Cardinals in Game Four of the World Series from St. Louis.
Gomes was inserted into the lineup just before the game as Shane Victorino was scratched with back tightness.
David Ortiz went 3-for-3 with a walk and scored twice as Boston evened the best-of-seven series up at two games apiece.
Clay Buchholz allowed an unearned run over four innings while Felix Doubront stepped in and got the win with two-and-two-thirds innings of one-run ball in relief.
Koji Uehara notched the save in the ninth for the Sox, who guaranteed themselves a trip back to Boston for Game Six.
Carlos Beltran and Matt Carpenter each singled in a run for St. Louis while Lance Lynn allowed three runs in five-and-two-thirds innings to take the loss.
Game Five of the series is tonight at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.
B y: Mike Plourde – for Great Lakes Radio Sports