Dan Shaughnessy Red Sox prove they won’t go down easily 3-run blast by late starter Jonny Gomes gives Boston a 4-2 win in Game 4 ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz was able to keep the Cardinals scoreless until the third inning. Pictured: He tossed a piece of a shattered bat in the first inning. Barry Chin/Globe Staff David Ortiz was safe at first base as Carlos Beltran took the throw. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Ortiz hit an infield single in the second inning. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Dustin Pedroia was unable to get to the ball in the third inning. Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff Carlos Beltran's line drive scored Matt Carpenter (right), who was congratulated by teammate Matt Holliday in the third inning. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Fans showed their support in the third inning. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Pedroia reacted after striking out in the fourth inning. Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff Stephen Drew flipped the ball from his glove to Pedroia in the fourth inning. Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff Pedroia threw to first base after tagging out Jon Jay. Barry Chin/Globe Staff Buchholz has been dealing with neck and shoulder problems all season. Jim Davis/Globe Staff David Ortiz hit a double to start the fifth inning. Barry Chin/Globe Staff Ortiz cheered once he reached second base. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Ortiz slid safely to home plate, and the Red Sox tied the game at a run apiece in the fifth inning. Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff The Cardinals' pitching coach came to the mound to speak with starting pitcher Lance Lynn in the fifth inning. Barry Chin/Globe Staff Jonny Gomes belted a three-run homer that gave the Red Sox a 4-2 lead in the sixth inning. Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff Gomes was greeted by Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz at home plate. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Xander Bogaerts joined in celebrating Gomes's home run. Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff David Ross tugged Gomes's beard in the dugout. Jim Davis/Globe staff Mike Napoli missed a bad throw to first base in the eighth inning. Barry Chin/Globe Staff The Red Sox brought in John Lackey for the eighth, and he kept the Cardinals scoreless for the inning. Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff Unhappy Cardinals fans watched the ninth-inning action. Stan Grossfeld/Globe staff Kolten Wong was picked off at first base for the last out. The Red Sox took a 4-2 win in Game 4. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Mike Napoli and Koji Uehara celebrated the victory. The World Series is now tied at two games apiece. Jim Davis/Globe Staff David Ortiz lifted Uehara in celebration.