Just when it looked like the Los Angeles Angels were going to square their record and get back into the wild card race, the usual (for 2019, anyway) happened. They lost.
The Halos fell 8-1 to the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field Monday in a contest postponed from April 14. They not only were unable to reach .500 (they’re 29-31 now) but fell out of a tie for third place in the American League West and into fourth.
After falling behind 6-0, the Angels finally got on the board in the top of the seventh when Jonathan Lucroy brought home Mike Trout with a sacrifice fly to right. All told, the team had just four hits.
Trevor Cahill (2-6) was tagged for six hits and five earned runs. He struck out three batters and walked a pair.
On Tuesday the Angels will again take on AL West rival Oakland in the start of a three-game series in Anaheim. Griffin Canning (2-1) will make the start for the Halos.