Jonny Gomes's Game 4 three-run home run
Locked in another tight battle with the Cardinals in Game 4, the Red Sox had tied the game, 1-1, on a Stephen Drew sacrifice fly in the fifth inning. Jonny Gomes came up in the sixth with two on after Dustin Pedroia singled and David Ortiz walked. Against St. Louis pitcher Lance Lynn, Gomes worked the count to 2-and-2. Lynn tried to get Gomes with a breaking ball, but the Red Sox outfielder absolutely crushed it, launching a shot 387 feet into the Boston bullpen for a three-run homer.
The home run was the first hit of the series for Gomes, who had been 0 for 9. The Red Sox won the game, 4-2, tying the series at two games apiece and improving their record to 8-1 in postseason games that Gomes started.