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Ortiz burns Cardinals as Red Sox move to brink of a title

It would have been hard to imagine seven months ago in Fort Myers, Fla., that the 2013 baseball season would come down to one game with more intrigue than this one. One day closer to a parade are the Red Sox, and it has been almost a century to see it happen at Fenway. Between them and history stands Wacha, the unbeatable, unshakable kid of the postseason. He will be okay as long as he remembers one immutable truth of this and any postseason that is ignored at a pitcher's peril: Do not challenge David Ortiz.

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