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Like St. Louis in Game 1, Boston sank in Game 2 under weight of mistakes

Updated: October 25, 2013, 9:04 AM ET
By Jackie MacMullan | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- They were cruising. John Lackey was throwing strikes, David Ortiz was hitting homers, James Taylor was crooning Patriotic songs and Boston was all set to trot out their foolproof bullpen trio of Craig Breslow, Junichi Tazawa and Koji Uehara.

The Red Sox had the St. Louis Cardinals right where they wanted 'em. They looked as though they'd never lose again.

Right?

"In a beautiful world," responded catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia. "Unfortunately, it's a real world."

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