Rafael Devers had the official game-winning hit when he singled home Brock Holt, as the Red Sox overcame a 4-0 seventh-inning deficit with nine unanswered runs. Mitch Moreland started that rally with a three-run home run in the seventh, helping the Boston offense finally break through after scoring twice through the first 24 innings at Dodger Stadium.
It was the second time that the Red Sox have rallied from at least a three-run deficit in a World Series game, as they also did it against the Cincinnati Reds in Game 6 of the 1975 series. That game ended with a Carlton Fisk game-winning home run in the 12th inning.
The 35-year-old Pearce, who was acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays in June, went deep off of Kenley Jansen in the eighth, joining Carl Yastrzemski and David Ortiz as the only Red Sox players to have a home runs and four RBIs in a World Series game. Yastrzemski did it in 1967, while Ortiz did the same in 2004 and was in attendance on this night with FOX to see this happen.
Yasiel Puig sparked the Dodgers early with a three-run home run, while Enrique Hernandez added a two-run shot in the ninth, but that was not enough in their second home loss of this Postseason. Los Angeles is now in must-win territory the rest of the way, as they will send Clayton Kershaw to the mound against David Price for Sunday's Game 5.