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Gary Washburn

Cardinals’ confidence never wavered after loss

Game 2 win a sign of how they expect to play all series

It takes a lot more than a putrid, error-filled Game 1 performance to rile St. Louis Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak, who seems more like a college philosophy professor than a man who has put together a championship major league baseball team over the past six years.

Mozeliak was pleased after Thursday’s 4-2 win over the Red Sox in Game 2 at Fenway Park, but also rather emotionless. He stood in the cramped visitors clubhouse, having fully expected his team to bounce back. But even he acknowledged that, at the start of the season, no one in the organization expected Michael Wacha to be the central figure of any postseason victory.

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