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Gomes' three-run homer aids Red Sox in evening World Series at 2-all

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Boston Red Sox's Jonny Gomes celebrates his three-run home run off St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Seth Maness, left, during the sixth inning of Game 4 of the World Series on Sunday night in St. Louis.

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ST. LOUIS — Jonny Gomes got the Red Sox even in this wild World Series, thanks partly to Shane Victorino's aching back.

Inserted into the lineup about 75 minutes before gametime, Gomes hit a three-run homer off reliever Seth Maness in the sixth inning that led Boston to a 4-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday night, tying the Series at two games apiece.

Felix Doubront and surprise reliever John Lackey, both starters during the regular season, picked up for a gritty Clay Buchholz to help the Red Sox ensure the Series will return to Boston.

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