2013 World Series: Can Boston Red Sox' Bats Continue To Bounce Back?

By Juan Pablo Aravena

Boston Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes was only one of the factors that showed that this team isn’t dead yet.

Thanks to some timely hitting and a solid performance from their bullpen in the late stages of the game, the Boston Red Sox were able to steal a game on the road against the St. Louis Cardinals as they walked away with a 4-2 win that evened the Fall Classic at two games apiece.

Most important than the actual performance, however, was the fact that the Red Sox were able to come up big when they needed it the most.

Perhaps it was the speech given by David Ortiz at the end of the fifth inning. Perhaps it was only a circumstance of being at the right place at the right time. The truth is that Gomes’ three-run homer in the top of the sixth inning was the spark the Red Sox needed to come away with a huge win away from home.

The momentum shifted towards Boston’s side, and now the Cardinals need to win the next game at Busch Stadium if they want to head back to Fenway Park with the lead in the series. With only three games left in the series and two of them being at Boston, the current AL champions need to be at their best if they want to come away with the title once everything is said and done.

In order to achieve that, they need their role players to step it up when it matters the most. If they can replicate this performance in front of their fans when the series return to Boston, then it’s clear that they will celebrate another World Series title.

Juan Pablo Aravena is a sports writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @jparavenarant or add him to your network on Google

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