The Boston Red Sox rallied to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 last night, tying the World Series at two games apiece. Jonny Gomes hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer in the sixth inning. 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.
Jonny Gomes got the Red Sox even in this wild World Series, thanks partly to Shane Victorino's aching back. Manager John Farrell's original lineup didn't include Gomes, but Victorino's back had been bothering him since Saturday so Farrell moved Daniel Nava from left field to right and from fifth to second in the batting order. He inserted Gomes into the Number 5 hole behind David Ortiz.
The New England Patriots shook off a dismal first half and another mediocre performance by Tom Brady to beat the Miami Dolphins 27-17 yesterday. Trailing 17-3 after gaining just 59 yards in the half, the Patriots quickly turned the game around in the third quarter with two touchdowns in a span of seven plays.