RED SOX, CARDINALS TIED AFTER GAME 4 OF 2013 WORLD SERIES

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Red Sox fans everywhere are still celebrating their Game 1 win.

Robert Blaine, Reporter

Two days ago, the Boston Red Sox pulled out a 4-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals to tie the world series at two games apiece.

Boston LF Jonny Gomes came up big with a three-run homer on one of his two at-bats.

The game was the fourth of the 2013 World Series. To get to the Fall Classic, the Red Sox squeaked by the Detroit Tigers in a close six-game series to win the American League Championship Series, while the Cardinals topped the Los Angeles Dodgers in a six game series to claim the National League pennant.

The Sox hold the home field advantage and the right to host Game 7 of the series (if necessary) by virtue of the American League’s winning the All-Star Game.

“I was hoping the Detroit Tigers would win the AL pennant.  The Red Sox did play a great series, though,” remarked junior Kate Thomson.

The St. Louis Cardinals captured the 2011 World Series title with a seven-game victory over the Texas Rangers.  Third baseman David Freese was named the World Series Most Valuable Player and will largely be remembered for his late-game heroics in Game 6, in which he hit a walk-off homer in the 11th inning.  Freese remains with the organization but has only had one hit and three walks in his twelve at-bats.

Thirty-six-year old Cardinals outfielder Carlos Beltran has had an impressive playoff run so far as well, already leading both leagues in runs batted in by a wide margin.

The Boston Red Sox have likewise had a very impressive playoff history.  Their last World Series title came in 2007, which was also the most recent year they reached the Series.  The team has seven World  titles to show for its twelve prior AL Pennants.  Outfielder Shane Victorino helped to power the Sox to the AL Pennant with 8 RBI and a grand slam in the bottom of the seventh in Game 6 against the Tigers that propelled the Sox to victory.

Senior Alex Chen remarked, “The Red Sox just have been playing too well for me to see them losing at this point.  Either way, I’d expect lots of close games.”

With the series tied up at 2-2, the team to win Game 5 will be at a major advantage.