Shohei Ohtani goes deep twice, Angels tie MLB record with seven home runs in loss to Athletics

Shohei Ohtani goes deep twice, Angels tie MLB record with seven home runs in loss to Athletics

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The Los Angeles Angels have made history all season – not at all good – and it continued on Thursday afternoon. The Halos hit seven home runs in their loss to the Oakland Athletics, tying the major league record for homers in a loss. They are the sixth team to lose by going deep seven times.

Shohei Ohtani (who else?) led the way with two circuits. Jo Adell, Mickey Moniak, Kurt Suzuki, Jared Walsh and Taylor Ward also went deep. All seven circuits were solo circuits.

The Angels are the first team in history to score seven or more runs in a game and have every run come on a solo homer. Only twice before had a team scored as many as six runs in the game while only hitting solo homers. The A’s did it in 1991 and the Toronto Blue Jays did it in 2010.

Here are the other five teams to hit seven home runs in a loss:

July 28, 2021

Twins

White socks

DET 17, MIN 14

August 12, 2020

blue jays

marlins

MIA 14, TOR 10 in 10 rounds

June 25, 2017

White socks

blue jays

TOR 10, CWS 8

August 8, 2004

tigers

Red Sox

BOS 11, DET 9

May 28, 1995

tigers

White socks

SP 14, DET 12

This Angels season has now featured a no-hitter (Reid Detmers on May 10), a cycle (Walsh on June 11), an Immaculate Inning (Detmers on July 31), a franchise-record 14-game losing streak, four managers ( Joe Maddon, interim Phil Nevin, as well as backups Ray Montgomery and Bill Haselman while others were serving suspensions) and now the most homers in a loss in MLB history. This remains the truest tweet ever tweeted:

Thursday’s loss dropped the Angels to 44-61 this season. They are 23-50 since the start of the 21-11 season. The Angels haven’t made the playoffs since 2014 and haven’t won a playoff game since 2009.

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