Shohei Ohtani goes deep twice, Angels set MLB document with seven dwelling runs in loss to Athletics

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The Los Angeles Angels has been making history all season — not all of it good — and it continued Thursday afternoon. Halo has lost seven times Auckland Athletics, tying the major league record for home runs in a loss. They are the sixth team to lose seven times.

Shohei Ohtani (who else?) led off with two home runs. Jo Adell, Mickey Moniak, Kurt Suzuki, Jared Walsh and Taylor Ward also went deep. All seven home runs were singles.

The Angels are the first team in history to score at least seven runs in a game and hit a home run each time. Only twice before had the team scored as many as six runs on solo homers. A did it in 1991 Toronto Blue Jays did it in 2010

Here are five other teams that have lost seven times:

in 2021 July 28

Twins

White Sox

IT’S 17, MY 14

in 2020 August 12

The Blue Jays

Marlins

MIA 14, TOR 10 after 10 innings

in 2017 June 25

White Sox

The Blue Jays

TOR 10, CWS 8

in 2004 August 8

Tigers

Red Sox

BOS 11, DET 9

May 28, 1995

Tigers

White Sox

CWS 14, IT 12

This Angels season has now included a no-hitter (Reid Detmers on May 10th), a cycle (Walsh on June 11th), an innings pitched (Detmers on July 31st), a franchise-record 14-game losing streak, four managers (Joe). Maddon, interim Phil Nevin, as well as Ray Montgomery and Bill Haselman, and others served suspensions) and currently has the most home runs in MLB history. This remains the truest tweet ever tweeted:

In Thursday’s 44-61 loss to the Angels. They are 23-50 since starting the season 21-11. The Angels haven’t made the postseason since 2014. and has not won a postseason game since 2009.

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