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Angels score once in two games in Oakland, drop third straight game

6-0 loss to the A’s on Tuesday afternoon

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Los Angeles Angels v Oakland Athletics Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

The Angels were shutout on Tuesday afternoon by the A’s up in Oakland, dropping their third straight game and suffering their sixth loss in the last eight games.

In getting swept in the brief two-game set in Oakland, the Angels managed to score only one run. Tempers flared in the eighth inning. From Jack Harris at the Los Angeles Times:

Before the start of the bottom of the eighth, Maddon was ejected after a heated argument with home plate umpire Bill Miller. Asked about the confrontation afterward, Maddon claimed that Miller had made a comment to one of his players.

“He needed to hear about it,” said Maddon, who declined to comment on what Miller said and to which player it was directed. “No different than good parenting.”

It was Maddon’s third ejection of the season.

On the pitching side, things went about as expected from this Angels team. Jose Suarez pitched reasonably well, and left trailing 2-0 with two outs in the sixth.

Suarez also left runners on the corners, both of whom were cashed in when Ramon Laureano doubled off reliever Mike Mayers. Those two runs got charged to Suarez, but the Angels bullpen allowed two of their own later.

Angels relievers have a 5.04 ERA in July, compared to 3.72 for the starters.

Up next for the Angels is a four-game series starting Thursday against the Twins, who have managed to be even more disappointing this year than the Angels.