Red Sox even World Series with 4-2 win in Game 4
The Red Sox tied the World Series and two wins apiece with a 4-2 in over the Cardinals in St. Louis Sunday night. Boston's Jonny Gomes hit a three-run home run in the top of the sixth inning, making a loser of Cardinals starter Lance Lynn, a Brownsburg native.
The game ended with Red Sox reliever Koji Uehara's pickoff of pinch runner Kolten Wong at first base with Carlos Beltran at bat representing the tying run.
After Lynn left the game with two runners on base and two outs in the sixth, Seth Maness came on in relief to give up Gomes' go-ahead home run on a 2-2 pitch.
The Cardinals responded in the seventh when pinch hitter Shane Robinson lined a double to Gomes in left center, and scored on Matt Carpenter's single to make the score 4-2.
Boston's bullpen was able to stave off St. Louis rallies in the 8th and 9th innings, including Uehara's pickoff of the rookie Wong, who was brought in to run for Allen Craig after Craig drove a pinch hit single off the right field wall - his second pinch hit off Uehara in as many nights.
The Cardinals took a 1-0 lead on Boston starter Clay Bucholz in the third when Carpenter singled, advanced to second when Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsberry bobbled the ball, and scored on Carlos Beltran's to center.
The Red Sox tied the game 1-1 against Lynn in the fifth inning after a leadoff double by David Ortiz, who was 3-for-3 at the plate in the game, followed by a sacrifice fly by Stephen Drew.
Inserted into the starting lineup about 75 minutes before game time because Shane Victorino had a stiff back, Gomes was 0 for 9 in the Series before connecting Maness.
Felix Doubront won in relief of starter Clay Bucholz.
John Lackey made a rare relief appearance in the eighth, stranding Yadier Molina, who reached third base with one out, to set up for Uehara's save.
Game 5 is Monday night, with Jon Lester starting for Boston against Adam Wainwright in a matchup of the starting pitchers from Game 1.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.