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Hotel prices skyrocket as World Series opens

When Shane Victorino hit the grand slam that propelled the Red Sox into the World Series late Saturday night, Hotel Commonwealth was ready. Knowing the first two games of the World Series would be played around the corner at Fenway Park if the Sox beat the Detroit Tigers, general manager Adam Sperling had kept about 20 rooms open.

He brought in an extra staff member to take reservations overnight and set rates for Wednesday and Thursday at the top level, around $600 a night.

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