Angels lose 13th straight game hours after managerial change
A managerial change did nothing to halt the Los Angeles Angels' slide, as the Halos dropped their 13th straight game with a 10-inning, 6-5 loss to the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez drove in the winning run with his RBI single in the top of the 10th. Matt Strahm then stranded the Angels' ghost runner on second in the bottom half to secure Boston's victory.
The Angels' 13-game skid is a new single-season franchise record for consecutive losses and ties the overall franchise record that spanned the 1988 and '89 seasons, according to Sarah Wexler of MLB.com. It's also tied for the longest losing streak by a team that was 10 games above .500 when the skid began, according to ESPN's Alden Gonzalez.
Tuesday's loss came several hours after L.A. fired manager Joe Maddon, replacing him with interim skipper Phil Nevin.
"I'm not worried about the morale of these guys at all," Nevin said postgame, according to Wexler. "We lose, it's quiet (in the clubhouse), of course. But you guys saw the effort today from everybody. Some great at-bats, some good defensive plays. … I thought there were a lot of great things that happened. This was just a baseball game where we ended up on the wrong side of it."