Washington Nationals shortstop Trea Turner (7) Adam Eaton (2) of the Washington Nationals score a pair of first inning runs in a 12-2 win over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday night. Rockies starter Jon Gray (55) looks. (Photo: Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
It was a struggle early. And they never got better for Colorado Rockies starter Jon Gray in a 12-2 loss to the Washington Nationals Saturday night at Coors Field.
Gray gave up five runs on seven hits in only two innings of work.
Trailing 5-1 after two innings, the Rockies could never get the bats going to mount a serious comeback.
The Nationals added three runs in the seventh inning and two more in the eighth to make it a blowout.
With the Rockies loss and the Dodgers 10-6 win over the Giants, Colorado and Los Angeles are tied with 90-71 records.
The Dodgers will close the regular season against the Giants in San Francisco. The Rockies host the Nationals.
Rockies manager Bud Black said they will start left-hander Tyler Anderson. The Nationals will go with Erick Fredde. There had been some thought the Nats would go with ace Max Scherzer but after Saturday's win, manager Dave Martinez said Fredde will get the start.
Coverage of Sunday's game starts with Rockies Q&A at 12:05 p.m. MDT on KOA NewsRadio 850 AM and 94.1 FM.
Postgame comments from Rockies pitcher Jon Gray.
Postgame comments from Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado.
Postgame comments from Rockies manager Bud Black.