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Wacha tries to win 1 more, grounded Cardinals hope to fly high in World Series with rookie

  • St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Michael Wacha warms up before Game 5 of baseball's World Series against the Boston Red Sox Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Michael Wacha warms up before Game 5 of baseball's World Series against the Boston Red Sox Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)  (The Associated Press)

  • St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha throws in the bullpen before Game 4 of baseball's World Series against the Boston Red Sox Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha throws in the bullpen before Game 4 of baseball's World Series against the Boston Red Sox Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)  (The Associated Press)

  • St. Louis Cardinals' Joe Kelly tosses a ball as teammate Michael Wacha watches before Game 4 of baseball's World Series against the Boston Red Sox Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    St. Louis Cardinals' Joe Kelly tosses a ball as teammate Michael Wacha watches before Game 4 of baseball's World Series against the Boston Red Sox Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)  (The Associated Press)

Michael Wacha had a funny way of preparing for the World Series start that could save the season for the St. Louis Cardinals.

The 22-year-old October ace spent Tuesday afternoon on the tarmac in St. Louis when the team plane got grounded by mechanical problems.

No telling when the Cardinals would arrive in Boston, trailing the Red Sox 3-2 going into Game 6 Wednesday night.

Wacha said the players were watching movies and in a pretty good mood. They probably felt confident, too, because of Wacha. He's 4-0 with a 1.00 ERA in four starts this postseason, including a win over the Red Sox in Game 2.