Cardinals’ charter flight to Boston “significantly delayed” because of mechanical issues

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As if dropping two straight World Series home games wasn’t frustrating enough …

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny and Game 6 starter Michael Wacha had to do their scheduled press conferences over the phone. The Red Sox, meanwhile, held a full workout Tuesday afternoon at Fenway Park.

Game 6 of the World Series will be broadcast Wednesday night (8 p.m. ET) on FOX. Boston leads 3-2.

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UPDATE, 7:02 p.m. ET: Matt Sebek of JoeSportsFan and RookiesApp fame really nailed this one

Yusmeiro Petit pitched shortly after his mother passed away on Monday

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Athletics reliever Yusmeiro Petit found out his mother passed away on Monday prior to his team’s game against the Rangers, Martin Gallegos of The Mercury News reports. Petit decided to pitch anyway, turning 1 2/3 innings of scoreless baseball, limiting the Rangers to just one hit.

Manager Bob Melvin said, “I was amazed. Didn’t expect it.”

It’s admirable — though certainly not expected — when a player pitches shortly after suffering a personal loss. Some people like adhering to their routine while grieving.

Petit was added to the bereavement list on Tuesday. He will spend some time away from the team for the funeral. We send our heartfelt condolences to the Petit family.