Boston needed that 7-6 win to force a seventh game against Cincinnati, and the Red Sox went on to lose the following night.
Boston swept the Series in 2004 and ‘07, starting at home and winning titles at St. Louis and Colorado. Given the length of time since the last championship clincher at Fenway, there is a seemingly insatiable demand for the just over 38,000 tickets.
As of early Wednesday, the cheapest of 1,200 or so ducats for sale on Stubhub.com was for standing room on the third-base side at $997.50. A dugout box seat was available for $12,322.