Both Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani went deep, Trout his 31st of the year, Ohtani a three-run blast, as the Angels snapped a six-game losing streak. The home team scored five times in the eighth inning, helping them overcome a late rally from Colorado, which included the first-career grand slam off the bat of D.J. LeMahieu, which gave the Rockies a 7-5 lead at the time.
Trout drove in two on the day, adding in an RBI single early on, as his solo shot came in the sixth inning. This was just his fourth game back from a 19-game absence on the disabled list. His team loaded the bases against Adam Ottavino in the Rockies, as the reliever suffered his third loss once Young won an eight-pitch battle to give his team the lead for good. The Angels sent 11 men to the plate in that inning, drawing five walks, and adding two insurance runs on Trevor Story's throwing error.
This loss kept the Rockies a game behind the Diamondbacks, who were shut out on the road against the San Francisco Giants, 2-0. Chris Stratton lasted a career-high eight innings and struck out six to out-pitch Patrick Corbin at AT&T Park. Steven Duggar connected with his second-career home run off of Corbin for the only offense needed on this night.
Stratton allowed just five hits without giving up a run in his ninth victory of the season. Only two runners got past first base against the right-hander, who did not walk a batter and retired 17 of the final 18 batters he faced in his first win since June 17th.
Tony Watson took over and retired two batters he faced, while Hunter Strickland came in to get Nick Ahmed for the final out and his 14th save of the season. This sealed the five-hitter for the Giants, who earned their 11th shutout of the season. Both the D-backs and Rockies will be back at it on Tuesday, with the Dodgers, who are two games back, returning to action against the Texas Rangers.