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The World Series is now a best of three series. The Red Sox made sure of that with Sunday night's 4-2 win over the Cardinals in Game 4 of the World Series.
Jonny Gomes slammed a three-run home run in the 6th inning off Seth Maness and the Red Sox bullpen made it stand up for the victory. Game 5 is set for Monday in St.Louis with game 1 starters Jon Lester and Adam Wainwright facing off again.
Gomes was not scheduled to be in the lineup but was inserted after Shane Victorino was a late scratch with lower back stiffness.
Felix Doubront, with 2 2/3 innings of relief of starter Clay Buchholz, gets the win. Doubront gave up just one run on one hit and three strikeouts.
Koji Uehara gets the save including the final out, picking off pinch runner Kolten Wong off first base with Carlos Beltran at the plate. Uehara took over for game 2 starter John Lackey, who worked around a Xander Bogaerts error in the 8th inning to keep the game at 4-2 heading into the ninth inning.
Buchholz, who came into the game unsure how long he could last, threw four innings of three hit, one run (unearned) work, striking out two and walking three.
David Ortiz went 3-for-3 with a walk, scoring two runs and is now hitting an amazing .727 for the series.
Game 6 is scheduled for Wednesday night in Boston with game 7, if necessary, would take place Halloween Night Thursday.