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Angels offense nearly non-existent in loss

They finish the game with two hits

MLB: Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Athletics Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Well, this one was ugly.

The Angels finished the game with two hits, as they fell to the Athletics, 5-0. Their three-game winning streak unfortunately comes to an end.

Juan Lagares singled in the second inning with one out. The Angels then went 0 for their next 21 at the plate, until Justin Upton doubled with one out in the ninth inning. That was literally the only offense all night from the Angels.

They were held in check by Chris Bassitt, who pitched the game of his life. He got the shutout, as he went all nine innings on 114 pitches. He allowed two hits, with one walk and nine strikeouts. Seriously, it was the game of his life.

On the other side of the starting pitching matchup was Patrick Sandoval, who did really well for the Angels. He gave them five scoreless innings and struck out four. Yet again, it was the bullpen that collapsed, this time coming at the hands of Aaron Slegers and Alex Claudio. He took the mound in the sixth in a scoreless tie.

After recording a strikeout to begin the frame, he allowed four consecutive batters to reach base. He was relieved by Alex Claudio, who then allowed the next three hitters to reach base. By then, it was already 5-0.

Oh, in case you’re wondering why Shohei Ohtani didn’t make his scheduled start... here’s why.