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St. Louis Cardinals Arrive In Boston 6 Hours Late Due To Plane Problems

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The St. Louis Cardinals finally arrived at their hotel in Boston just before midnight. (WBZ-TV)

The St. Louis Cardinals finally arrived at their hotel in Boston just before midnight. (WBZ-TV)

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BOSTON (CBS/AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals had a tough time getting back to Boston for the World Series.

Manager Mike Matheny says mechanical problems delayed the team flight on Tuesday, forcing them to arrive about 6 hours late.

Game 6 is Wednesday night, with the Red Sox leading the Series three games to two.

The players and their families sat on the tarmac for about six hours before their plane finally took off after 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Cardinals second baseman Matt Carpenter was among the players tweeting from the plane.

Michael Wacha is set to start Game 6 for the Cardinals.

He said his teammates relaxed during the delay.

“Everyone is just watching movies,” Wacha said from the plane, a couple of hours into the delay. “Everyone is just walking around. Nobody is in a bad mood or anything like that. The attitude is pretty good.”

It appears that someone also called in a special pizza delivery for the Cardinals while they waited on the tarmac.

The Red Sox left St. Louis early Tuesday morning after beating the Cardinals 3-1 in Game 5.

They held a team workout at Fenway Park Tuesday afternoon.

The Cardinals hadn’t planned to work out on the off day.

The they finally arrived in Boston shortly after 11 p.m.

(TM and © Copyright 2013 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2013 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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