Game 4 of the 1986 World Series between the Boston Red Sox verses the New York Mets was played on October 22, 1986 at 7:30 pm at Boston’s fabled Fenway Park in front of 44,860 fans…..as the Mets tied the NLCS up at 2 games apiece….after losing the first two games to go 2 down.
Ron Darling of the Mets faced off against Al Nipper of the Red Sox….as the Mets looked to tie the Series. Neither starter allowed a run until the top of the fourth inning….when Mets catcher Gary Carter ripped a two-run home run over the Green Monster….and Ray Knight drove in Darryl Strawberry…..who had doubled after the home run. Lenny Dykstra came through with a two-run home run of his own in the top of the seventh inning….and Carter hit a shot in the top of the eighth inning….as both were off of Steve Crawford.
The Red Sox did not go quietly….as they scored two runs on a Dwight Evans single….following a double and a Dave Henderson sacrifice fly….then after a single in the eighth inning off of Roger McDowell….but it was not enough, and the Mets evened the series at two games apiece.