Colorado Rockies defeat Boston Red Sox, 8-6

DENVER — Twenty minutes had passed since the final pitch left Jonathan Papelbon’s hand and sailed out, way out, of Coors Field.

And yet Papelbon sat at his locker in full uniform, hands clasped, head down, staring at nothing. His teammates showered, dressed, ate, and still Papelbon sat there, barely moving for long stretches, in the near silence that surrounded him.

It was 10 p.m. local time before he finally raised his head, stood, and started to undress slowly. He wal...

DENVER — All you could possibly say after this one was “You’ve got to be kidding me!’’

The Red Sox had a one-run lead entering the ninth inning last night, had solved the best pitcher in the game, Ubaldo Jimenez, and then this? Jonathan Papelbon gives up a homer to Ian Stewart to tie it and then a two-run shot to Jason Giambi to give the Rockies an 8-6 walkoff win?

“It was a playoff atmosphere,’’ Giambi said. “I told these guys in this clubhouse, this is a great team...