Eric Young Jr. #9 and Shohei Ohtani (l) of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim celebrate a 10-7 win over the Colorado Rockies on Monday night. (Photo: Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
The game was right there for the taking.
The Colorado Rockies could not hang and get the win Monday night against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. L.A. scored five runs in the bottom of the eighth to win it, 10-7.
D.J. LeMahieu's grand slam in the top of the eighth gave the Rockies a 7-5 lead.
But Rockies reliever Adam Ottavino could not make that hold up. The Angels answered with five runs in the bottom of the eighth.
The Rockies certainly helped out in the Angels' big inning. L.A. scored those five runs with only two hits. Ottavino and Sweunghwan Oh combined to walk five batters and shortstop Trevor Story had a throwing error that allowed two runs to score.
Former Rockie Eric Young Jr. put the Angels ahead, 8-7, with a two run single.
The Rockies look for a split of the two-game series. Kyle Freeland will get the start on Tuesday night. Coverage starts at 7:25 p.m. MDT on KOA NewsRadio 850 AM and 94.1 FM.
The Rockies got some help from the Giants, who beat the Diamondbacks, 2-0. The Dodgers were off Monday night.
Here are the updated N.L. West standings.
Here are the N.L. Wild Card standings.
Postgame comments from Rockies reliever Adam Ottavino.
Postgame comments from Rockies pitcher Jon Gray.
Postgame comments from Rockies manager Bud Black.