ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Carlos Gonzalez can’t wait for September and the thrill of a tight playoff race.
He hit a two-run homer in the first inning and the Colorado Rockies beat the Los Angeles Angels 3-2 on Tuesday night to split their series.
The Rockies moved into a tie with Arizona atop the NL West standings after the Diamondbacks lost to the Giants.
“It’s going to be fun,” Gonzalez said. “It’s going to be a big month ahead of us and every team in this division. We’re going to face each other a lot and it’s going to be a long stretch facing division rivals. We’re excited and ready for the challenge.”
Kyle Freeland (12-7) allowed one run and five hits in six innings. The left-hander struck out six and walked two in his first career start against the Angels.
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