Denver, CO (Sports Network) – Jason Giambi capped a three-run ninth with a two-run blast to right field, leading the Colorado Rockies to an 8-6 win over the Red Sox in the second of three games at Coors Field.
Jonathan Papelbon (2-4) came on to protect a 6-5 lead, but Ian Stewart crushed the second pitch he saw to deep right-center, tying the score. Clint Barmes followed with a bloop single to center, setting up Giambi’s fifth career game- ending homer two batters later.
Miguel Olivo added a two-run homer for the Rockies, who have won five of six and the first two games of this series. The comeback took Ubaldo Jimenez off the hook after the fireballer had his worst start of the season. Jimenez, who hadn’t given up more than three runs in a start in 2010, gave up six runs — four in the sixth inning — on 10 hits while fanning seven in a season-low 5 2/3 innings.
Manuel Corpas (2-4) earned the win for pitching a scoreless frame.
Daniel Nava doubled twice and drove in three for the Red Sox, who have dropped their last four road games. Victor Martinez added three hits and a run scored, while Darnell McDonald blasted a two-run homer.
John Lackey allowed five runs, 10 hits and struck out seven in 6 2/3 innings.