Los Angeles Angels achieve dubious MLB milestone with 7 homers in losing cause

Los Angeles Angels achieve dubious MLB milestone with 7 homers in losing cause

The Los Angeles Angels A dubious record was set by the Major Leagues when seven home runs were mashed — all one-run shots — but they lost to the Oakland Athletics 8-7 Thursday.

The Angels are just the second team to hit seven solo homers and lose, according to ESPN Stats & Information research. They are also the only majors team to have seven solo homers, and no other runs in one game.

Shohei Ohtani left Wednesday's game with a left forearm cramp. He returned to the game with two homers and two RBIs. This was his fifth multihomer game in major leagues.

Kurt SuzukiTaylor Ward Jo Adell And Jared Walsh The Angels also did well, going 2-5 on their homestand. The overall franchise record for homers is also tied by the seven homers.

The Chicago White Sox in 2016 were the only other team to hit seven solo home runs and lose, according to ESPN Stats & Information. Only six teams have ever hit seven solo homers, win or loss, in MLB history.

Los Angeles led by 2-0 after two innings of shots from Ohtani, Suzuki and Oakland before Oakland opened the third against Halos starter Janson Junk (1-1).

Mickey Moriak was acquired from Philadelphia on Tuesday in part of the Noah Syndergaard deal. He homered to right with one strike in the ninth to give the Angels a run. Max Stassi The walker drew but Taylor Ward Resulted in A.J. Puk Ohtani was allowed to fly to short on the first pitch of his third save.

Ward and Adell hit solo shots in the third and fourth innings, making it the second consecutive time that the Angels have scored in each of the first four innings. It was last seen in Baltimore on Aug. 19, 2017. Mike Trout The first and third rounds were very deep, while the fourth and fifth rounds were extremely easy for Luis Valbuena.

It's the third time this has happened in the majors so far this season. The Los Angeles Dodgers It took place May 24, in Washington and the Minnesota Twins Seattle, April 10, 2010.

This report was compiled by the Associated Press.

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