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Red Sox doomed by uncharacteristic mistakes

The Red Sox are in the World Series because they’re one of the two best teams in baseball. They got that good because they don’t beat themselves with silly blunders like so many other teams do.

Which is why it was shocking to see them come apart with mistakes and a faulty bullpen performance in a 4-2 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 2 Thursday night.

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