October 28, 2013
IN BASEBALL, YOU'VE NEVER SEEN IT ALL:
Gomes' 3-run blast lifts Red Sox over Cards; series tied 2-2 (CBSSports.com, Oct. 27, 2013)
Posted by Orrin Judd at October 28, 2013 6:19 AMAn entertaining, even goofy World Series is tied at two games apiece following Boston's 4-2 victory against the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday night, which ensured the title will be decided back at Fenway Park."What's going on inside here is pretty special, magical," Gomes said.Inserted into the lineup about 75 minutes before gametime, Gomes hit a tiebreaking, three-run shot off reliever Seth Maness in the sixth inning.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 hang on.And of course, another bizarre ending: Uehara picked off pinch-runner Kolten Wong -- with postseason star Carlos Beltran standing at the plate.Of the 1,404 postseason games in major-league history, the past two are the only ones to end on an obstruction call and a pickoff, according to STATS.