Gomes, Red Sox even series with Cardinals

Boston's Jonny Gomes celebrates as he rounds first after hitting a three-run home run during the sixth inning of Game 4 of the World Series on Sunday.(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Boston’s Jonny Gomes celebrates as he rounds first after hitting a three-run home run during the sixth inning of Game 4 of the World Series on Sunday.(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

By Ben Walker

AP Baseball Writer

ST. LOUIS – Jonny Gomes hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer in the sixth inning and the Boston Red Sox rallied to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 Sunday night, tying the World Series at two games each.

David Ortiz added three hits and also encouraged the Red Sox, shouting at his teammates from second base after a double and later gathering them for a huddle in the dugout.

Inserted into the starting lineup about 75 minutes before gametime because Shane Victorino had a stiff back, Gomes was 0 for 9 in the Series before connecting off reliever Seth Maness.

Felix Doubront won in relief of starter Clay Buchholz. John Lackey made a rare relief appearance to set up for Koji Uehara’s save.

Game 5 is Monday night, with Jon Lester starting for Boston against Adam Wainwright.