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Chris Sale fired up his Red Sox teammates before a stirring comeback in Game 4

Boston trailed 4-0 before the tirade, and ended up winning 9-6.

After the Dodgers' four-run sixth inning was over, Chris Sale screams "Let's go!" to teammates in the dugout. Jim Davis / Globe staff

With the Red Sox trailing 4-0 through six innings in Game 4 of the World Series, Chris Sale was fed up with the way the night was unfolding.

He barked at his teammates, imploring them to get the bats going and ignite a rally.

“He was letting us have it, for sure,” Mookie Betts said on Fox after the game. “We were slow, but once he started yelling, I think everybody kind of knew we needed to pick it up because he’s not going to yell for no reason.”

The Red Sox scored three runs in the seventh on a Mitch Moreland blast, then Steve Pearce went deep in the eighth to even the score at four. Rafael Devers drove in Brock Holt in the ninth to push it to 5-4, then Pearce provided a bases-clearing double and Xander Bogaerts an RBI single to extend the lead to 9-4.


Craig Kimbrel held on in the ninth, and the Red Sox won, 9-6, to take a commanding 3-1 series lead.