Houston Astros outfielder George Springer celebrates his two-run home run in the 10th inning of Tuesday's 8-2 win over the Colorado Rockies. (Photo: Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
Great game. Bad inning.
That pretty much sums up the Colorado Rockies evening against the Houston Astros on Tuesday.
After battling back to tie the game 2-2 with a pair of runs in the seventh innings, the Astros scored six times in the tenth to win the opener of a two-game series.
Preston Tucker's pinch-hit, two-run triple and George Springer's two-run home run highlighted the tenth. As a team, the Astros hit for the cycle in the inning.
The final inning overshadowed a terrific game in which the Rockies finally broke through on Astros starter Gerrit Cole, who was virtually unhittable through the first six innings.
But after Nolan Arenado led off the Rockies' seventh with a double, Carlos Gonzalez followed with an RBI double and Gerardo Parra evened the game at two with an RBI single.
Rockies starter Tyler Anderson went seven-and-a-third innings and allowed two runs on three hits.
The Rockies try to salvage a split in Wednesday's game. Coverage starts at 6 p.m. MDT on KOA NewsRadio 850 AM and 94.1 FM.
Postgame comments from Rockies pitcher Tyler Anderson.
Postgame comments from Rockies closer Wade Davis, who gave up five runs in an inning-and-a-third.
Postgame comments from Rockies manager Bud Black.