Gonzalez's 2-run homer lifts Rockies over Angels 3-2

Published 1:20 a.m. ET Aug. 29, 2018 | Updated 2:48 a.m. ET Aug. 29, 2018

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.

“It’s definitely nice when your team puts runs on the board early for…

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