DENVER (AP) — Dustin Pedroia hit three home runs, including a tiebreaking shot off Huston Street in the 10th inning, to lift the Boston Red Sox over the Colorado Rockies 13-11 in a wild game Thursday night that lasted nearly five hours.

Boston averted a three-game sweep in a rematch of the 2007 World Series and bailed out closer Jonathan Papelbon after he blew a late lead at Coors Field for the second straight night. Marco Scutaro singled with one out in the 10th and Pedroia sent a shot into the left-field bleachers off Street (0-1), who just recently was activated after spending 2½ months on the disabled list with right shoulder inflammation and a strained left groin.

Lowell placed on DL

 Mike Lowell was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right hip injury Thursday and the Boston Red Sox filled his roster spot by reinstating right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka.

Matsuzaka had been out since June 8 after straining his forearm.

The 36-year-old Lowell said he tweaked his hip while taking swings in the batting cage during Tuesday’s game against Colorado.

It’s the same hip he had surgically repaired in October 2008, due to a torn labrum. Lowell entered as a pinch-hitter Tuesday and made the game’s final out when he was unable to beat out a grounder deep into the shortstop hole. Clint Barmes made a diving, backhand stop, got up and short-hopped the throw to first baseman Todd Helton.

“After Clint Barmes pretty much embarrassed me, I knew there was something,” Lowell said.

Stung by his inability to run hard to first, Lowell sent a text message to manager Terry Francona after the game to let him know that his hip was, as he put it, “barking.”

“We all kind of saw him struggling to get down the line,” Francona said. “We talked to him a couple times and it’s bothering him to the point where we’ll DL him and give him some time down, see if we can get him to feel a little better.”

Lowell is batting .213 in spot duty this season. The third baseman was the World Series MVP in 2007 when Boston swept Colorado.

Lowell, who conceded he has been dealing with “biting” pain in the hip over the last couple of days, said he’s uncertain about the course of his rehabilitation. He said going on the DL buys him some time to consider his options.

“I’ve got to play around with a lot of things these next few days,” he said.


Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or to participate in the conversation. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.