Shohei Ohtani is two hits deep, Angels set MLB record with seven home runs against Athletics.

Shohei Ohtani is two hits deep, Angels set MLB record with seven home runs against Athletics.


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of Los Angeles Angels They’re making history — not all of it good — and it continued again Thursday afternoon. The Halos slugged seven home runs in the loss Oakland Athletics, tying the major league record for homers in a loss. It is the sixth team to go deep seven times.

Shohei Otani (who else?) led the way with two home runs. Joe Adele, Mickey Moniak, Kurt Suzuki, Jared Walsh and Taylor Ward all went deep as well. All seven home runs were solo homers.

The Angels are the first team in history to score at least seven runs in a game and score each run with a solo homer. Only twice has a team hit the only homers in a game and scored as many as six runs. A in 1991 and Toronto Blue Jays He did in 2010.

Here are five other teams with seven home wins.

July 28, 2021

Twins

White Sox

IT 17, mine 14

August 12, 2020

Blue Jay

Marlins

MIA 14, TOR 10 in 10 innings

June 25, 2017

White Sox

Blue Jay

TOR 10, CWS 8

August 8, 2004

Tigers

Red Sox

BOS 11, DET 9

May 28, 1995

Tigers

White Sox

CWS 14, IT 12

This Angels season now includes 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 Madden, interim Phil Nevin, and fill-ins Ray Montgomery and Bill Hasselman while serving other suspensions) and is now the most home run loss in MLB history. This tweet remains the truest of all:

Thursday’s loss dropped the Angels to 44-61. They are 23-50 after a 21-11 season. The Angels haven’t advanced to the postseason since 2014 and haven’t won a postseason game since 2009.



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