The Los Angeles Angels set an unfavorable MLB record as they hit 7 solo homers – but still lose

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

On the plus side, the team hit seven solo home runs, which was the most in a game for any team ever.

However, the Angels eventually lost 8-7 to the Oakland Athletics in Anaheim, California, setting an MLB record for most home runs hit in a loss.

They are only the sixth team to hit seven home runs with a loss and the first since the Minnesota Twins beat the Detroit Tigers last year.

“I thought we did pretty well,” said interim manager Phil Nevin. “We had seven solos and two more hits. I’ve definitely never seen that before. I’ve been thinking about it in the dugout.

“So we swung it well, and they say solo homers won’t beat you, but you feel like if you hit seven you could do it, but it didn’t work out for us.”

Shohei Ohtani continued his stellar season with two homers, his 11th game with multiple homers in MLB and his fifth this season.

Mickey Moniak, Jared Walsh, Kurt Suzuki, Taylor Ward and Jo Adell all added their own homers but it wasn’t enough to lose.

It was the first time since 1900 that a team had seven solo home runs but no other runs. The seven home runs equaled a 2003 Angels record.

To Teams are now 113-6 all-time if they hit seven home runs in a game, according to Elias Sports.
“If you hit seven home runs in a game, that’s a positive thing,” Walsh said. “We would have liked to win, but we had to pick up the offensive, so that’s a positive sign.”

The Angels now have a record of 44-61 while the Athletics improve to 41-66.