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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Michael Wacha has to duck as he walks through the dugout to the Cardinals' clubhouse Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, in St. Louis. Wacha was the winner in Game 2 of the World Series against the Boston Red Sox on Thursday helping the Cardinals tie the series at 1-1. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)The Associated Press

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    St. Louis Cardinals pitchers Joe Kelly, left, and Michael Wacha talk as they walk in from the bullpen Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, in St. Louis. The Cardinals and Boston Red Sox are set to play Game 3 of the World Series on Saturday 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.