Los Angeles Angels equaled unfavorable MLB record by hitting 7 solo home runs but still losing

In what has been a difficult season for the Los Angeles Angels, Thursday night was another painful outing.

On a positive note, the team hit seven single home runs, the most in a game by any team of all time.

However, the Angels ultimately lost to the Oakland Athletics 8–7 in Anaheim, California, and in doing so set an MLB record for most home runs hit in a loss.

It’s only the sixth team ever to hit seven homers in a loss, and the first since the Minnesota Twins did so last year against the Detroit Tigers.

“I thought we had a pretty good swing.” Interim Manager Phil Nevin said. “We had seven solos and two other hits. I have definitely never seen anything like it. I thought about it in the dugout.

“So we swung well and they say single home runs won’t beat you, but you feel like if you hit seven you can, but it didn’t work for us.”

Shohei Otani continued his great season by hitting two home runs, his 11th multi-homer game in MLB and fifth this season.

Mickey Moniac, Jared Walsh, Kurt Suzuki, Taylor Ward, and Joe Adell also added their own home runs, but it wasn’t enough in the losing effort.

Mickey Moniac hits a home run in the ninth inning against the Athletics.

It was the first time since 1900 that a team had hit seven single home runs, but no others. Seven home runs set an Angels record in 2003.

According According to Elias Sports, the teams are now 113-6, hitting seven home runs per game.
“When you hit seven home runs in a game, that’s a positive thing.” – Walsh. said. “We’d love to win, but offensively we needed to pick up the pace, so that’s a positive sign.”

The Angels are now 44-61 and the Athletics are 41-66.