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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.
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David Ortiz was safe at first base as Carlos Beltran took the throw.
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Ortiz hit an infield single in the second inning.
Dustin Pedroia was unable to get to the ball in the third inning.
Carlos Beltran's line drive scored Matt Carpenter (right), who was congratulated by teammate Matt Holliday in the third inning.
Fans showed their support in the third inning.
Pedroia reacted after striking out in the fourth inning.
Stephen Drew flipped the ball from his glove to Pedroia in the fourth inning.
Pedroia threw to first base after tagging out Jon Jay.
Buchholz has been dealing with neck and shoulder problems all season.
David Ortiz hit a double to start the fifth inning.
Ortiz cheered once he reached second base.
Ortiz slid safely to home plate, and the Red Sox tied the game at a run apiece in the fifth inning.
The Cardinals' pitching coach came to the mound to speak with starting pitcher Lance Lynn in the fifth inning.
Jonny Gomes belted a three-run homer that gave the Red Sox a 4-2 lead in the sixth inning.
Gomes was greeted by Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz at home plate.
Xander Bogaerts joined in celebrating Gomes's home run.
David Ross tugged Gomes's beard in the dugout.
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Mike Napoli missed a bad throw to first base in the eighth inning.
The Red Sox brought in John Lackey for the eighth, and he kept the Cardinals scoreless for the inning.
Unhappy Cardinals fans watched the ninth-inning action.
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Kolten Wong was picked off at first base for the last out. The Red Sox took a 4-2 win in Game 4.
Mike Napoli and Koji Uehara celebrated the victory. The World Series is now tied at two games apiece.
David Ortiz lifted Uehara in celebration.
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