Gomes’ Blast Gives Red Sox 4-2 Win, Evens World Series
ST. LOUIS (WGGB) — After a dramatic and controversial loss in Game 3 of the World Series Saturday night, the Red Sox hoped to regroup and win a pivotal Game 4 in St. Louis.
It came down to the 9th inning with the Red Sox leading by two runs. Closer Koji Uehara was on the mound, when Allen Craig singled to deep right field.
Kolten Wong came in to pinch-run for Craig at first. After Matt Carpenter popped out to second base, Carlos Beltran came to the plate.
As Wong took a generous lead off of first base with two outs, Uehara made a pick-off move to first base and Wong was called out trying to get back to the bag.
It was a dramatic game that ended just as abruptly as Game 3. But this time, it was the Red Sox who prevailed, evening the series at 2-2.
Once again, the Red Sox fell behind early. The Cardinals struck first when they got a single from Carlos Beltran that scored Matt Carpenter.
But after evening the score, Johnny Gomes blasted a 3-run home run to give the Red Sox the 4-1 lead.
St. Louis answered on a single from Matt Carpenter, which scored Shane Robinson and narrowed Boston’s lead to 2 runs.
In addition to the stellar relief efforts of Junichi Tazawa and Koji Uehara, starter John Lackey was brought in from the bullpen to handle the bottom of the 8th inning. Lackey got into a jam after a throwing error by Xander Bogaerts, but worked out of it to pitch a scoreless inning.
With the World Series tied 2-2, the Red Sox regained home-field advantage. Game 5 will be the last game in St. Louis, before the series returns to Boston.
You can catch all the action of Game 5 on Monday night on FOX6. Coverage starts at 7:30.