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