Boston Red Sox defeat Colorado Rockies, 13-11

DENVER — Dustin Pedroia clapped his hands and let out a roar as he rounded first base.

His shot had barely cleared the yellow line in left field, dropping down over the fence and erasing the pain of another blown save for Jonathan Papelbon. Not that it was over when Pedroia’s third home run of the night — a two-out, two-run shot — exited the park, giving the smoking second baseman his fourth extra-base hit and fifth hit overall of the night.

Papelbon still had to pitch ...

DENVER — Darnell McDonald is relatively new to the Dustin Pedroia phenomena.

He’s starting to get the little guy who plays big theme.

“He plays like he’s 6-5, 230 pounds,’’ McDonald said. “I don’t think anyone even looks at him and sees that size. It’s incredible what he does.’’

As Huston Street found out when he hung a slider to Pedroia in the 10th inning with Marco Scutaro aboard, “that’s why they hung MVP by his name,’’ Street said.

And who knows? Maybe that...