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Angels Hit Seven Home Runs But Still Lose to Oakland

  • August 05, 2022

Eighty-five teams have hit seven homers in a game, and their record is 79-6. Though the games stretch back to a Philadelphia A’s win in 1921, the losses have all come in modern times, starting in 1995. Indeed, the Minnesota Twins lost a seven-homer game, 17-14, to the Detroit Tigers just last year, and even in the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, the Toronto Blue Jays managed to drop a game despite hitting seven long balls.

All 31 times a team had eight or more homers, thankfully, it won the game, although one of them, the 2006 Braves, needed 11 innings to beat the Cubs, 13-12, at Wrigley Field. The record for most home runs by a team in a game is still held by the 1987 Blue Jays, who smacked 10 against the Baltimore Orioles one day that season, with Ernie Whitt hitting three. The score then was more like what one would expect: 18-3.

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