The Red Sox added to their 3-0 lead with two more runs in the second. A fielding error by Kozma set up Pedroia’s RBI single.
The whole inning got going when Stephen Drew’s popup in front of the mound landed at Wainwright’s feet, a step or two from Molina. The ace pitcher and the star catcher both hung their heads.
“I called it. I waited for someone else to take charge. That’s not the way to play baseball. It was totally my error,” Wainwright said.
Ortiz, who hit a tying grand slam at Fenway in the AL Championship Series win over Detroit, sent a long drive to right-center. Beltran, playing in his first World Series, braced himself with one hand on the low wall in front of the bullpen and reached over with his glove to make the catch.
“At least I got an RBI and we were up four and got the momentum,” Ortiz, who wound up with a sacrifice fly on the play, said.
Beltran hurt himself on the play and left in the third inning.
Ortiz homered in the seventh, and the Red Sox got another run in the eighth on a sacrifice fly by 21-year-old rookie Xander Bogaerts.