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Well, that certainly feels better than Game 3. The Red Sox vowed to move on from the bizarre ending that led to the Cardinals winning on a walk-off obstruction call, and they delivered on their promise, tying up the series at 2-2 on Sunday night. Game 4 didn’t end in typical fashion either, though, as Koji Uehara picked off Kolten Wong at first base for the final out to secure the Red Sox’ 4-2 victory. Although the Cardinals got on the board first with a run in the bottom of the third, the Red Sox knotted up the score in the fifth inning when David Ortiz – who accounted for half of Boston’s hits on the night — led off the frame with a double into right-center field. Big Papi scored on a sacrifice fly by Stephen Drew later in the inning. But it was Jonny Gomes who had the swing of the night. The outfielder wasn’t in the original lineup, but he found his way in there when Shane Victorino became a late scratch just prior to Game 4. Gomes smashed a three-run home run over the left field...

David Ortiz gives team motivational speech in dugout during Game 4

The bell rang just prior to the sixth inning of Game 4. Class was in session. David Ortiz — a two-time World Series champion, a nine-time All-Star and the longest-tenured member of the Red Sox — decided Sunday that his bat couldn’t do all of the talking. Thus, Ortiz rounded up his teammates for a rare pep talk in the Boston dugout. “I told them we had been in this situation...

WATCH: Erin Andrews tugs Jonny Gomes' beard after Game 4

Jonny Gomes provided the game-winning, three-run home run for the Boston Red Sox. His reward? A solid beard tug from none other than Erin Andrews.

David Ortiz Rallies Red Sox Teammates in Dugout Minutes Before Jonny Gomes Homer Breaks Open Game 4 (Video)

David Ortiz can be a lovable guy sometimes, but on Sunday night, in the middle of a taught Game 4 as the Red Sox trailed the Cardinals by a game in the World Series, he was all business. Ortiz held an impromptu team meeting in the Red Sox’ dugout just before the sixth inning began, and it worked. Dustin Pedroia and Ortiz both got on base in the next frame, then Jonny Games finally...

Jonny Gomes’ Story Behind Combat Helmet Revealed, Was Gift From Army Master Sergeant Who Wore It in Iraq

Jonny Gomes‘ army helmet has become an integral part of Boston’s celebrations, ranking right up there with beard-tugging and the lucky cigar store Indian statue. This group has no shortage of chemistry or quirky good luck charms filling their clubhouse, but the story of how Gomes came to be in possession of the helmet that he has rocked after clinching the division title, winning...

Jonny Gomes a hit for kid fighting cancer

Mike Wein had just changed the channel briefly at the end of the fifth inning of Sunday’s World Series Game 4 between the Red Sox and Cardinals when his cellphone started blowing up with text messages. As part of Major League Baseball’s “Stand Up To Cancer” program, players from both teams were lined up holding signs for people they were supporting or honoring in the fight...

Jonny Gomes blasts three-run home run after not being in initial Game 4 starting lineup (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Sometimes in baseball things have a way of working themselves out, and that has been the case on numerous occasions for the 2013 Boston Red Sox. Hours before Game 4 of the World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday night, Shane Victorino decided he would not be […]

David Ortiz, Red Sox Can’t Wait to Get Home With Chance to Win World Series at Fenway Park

Now, like it did in 2004, it comes back to 1918. While the stakes are a little bit different, the Red Sox can do something Wednesday (or Thursday) that they have not done since 1918. While 1918 doesn’t haunt Red Sox fans like it used to after the club won its first World Series in 86 years back in 2004, the club is now set up to win a World Series on the Fenway Park grass for the...

Lester threw the perfect ball in order to make David Ortiz throw out a Cardinal

  Want to see an amazing throw by Lester? This is it. Big Pappi just took that ball and got this guy out with no problem. Tie goes to the runner but not when he is out. The Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals are going at it hardcore. Maybe it’s time for me […]

Red Sox have two chances to clinch at Fenway

It was as though David Ortiz held another team meeting last night at Busch Stadium, only this time with the Cardinals joining the Red Sox in the corner of the third-base dugout. The message: Enough with the clumsy errors. Enough with the bad baserunning. Enough with the controversial umpire decisions that require exhaustive postgame readings from the rulebook. So the Cardinals...

GIF: Mike Napoli gives Jonny Gomes’ beard a huge World Series pull

Mike Napoli gave his Boston Red Sox teammate Jonny Gomes a pretty funky beard-pull following his Game 4, three-run home run.

Highlights: Red Sox beat Cardinals in Game 5

The Boston Red Sox beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 Monday night to take a 3-2 World Series lead. Jon Lester outpitched and outlasted Adam Wainwright, striking out seven and walking one in 7 2/3 innings.   Koji Uehara got his second save with four outs to finish the four-hitter. “I think the biggest thing is me and Rossy have had a good rhythm, for whatever reason, the past...

David Ortiz Shows Good Form at First Base, Collects Flip From Jon Lester in Pivotal Third Inning of Game 5 (Video)

Jon Lester’s stat line indicates he had things well in hand all night Monday as the Red Sox took Game 5. But no World Series win is easy, and Lester had to be sharp throughout, as Boston had just a one-run advantage for most of his outing. That included the third inning, when David Freese singled to lead off the frame. Pete Kozma, who has had some real trouble hitting lately, astutely...

Shane Victorino, David Ross, Jonny Gomes Expected to Start Game 6

The Red Sox are one win away from their eighth World Series title and they’ll have a familiar face back in the lineup when they shoot for the series-clinching victory on Wednesday night in Boston. Shane Victorino is expected to start after missing Games 4 and 5 with lower-back stiffness, according to reports out of Fenway Park on Tuesday. The right fielder is batting 0-for-10 with...

Return to Busch Stadium gives St. Louis Cardinals a lineup advantage over Boston Red Sox

The World Series will move to Busch Stadium on Saturday in St. Louis for the first of three games at the home of the St. Louis Cardinals, and the Boston Red Sox will have plenty of factors against them as they leave the Hub City behind for a few days. The Cardinals will certainly have the benefits of home-field advantage for traditional reasons such as crowd noise and familiarity...

Boston’s ‘House of Pain’ on Verge of Hosting Biggest Party Since 1918 and Other Notes From Game 5 of World Series

The Red Sox have played 177 games combined between the regular season and the postseason, and they’ve won 107. The next win is the most important. Boston sits just one victory shy of an improbable World Series title. Before the season, the Red Sox appeared to be entering a bridge year — although most Sox fans hate that phrase — and any World Series aspirations seemed like the...
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