Morong: What was the biggest positive OPS differential for a team that lost?

From SABR member Cyril Morong at Cybermetrics on June 17, 2016:

Tom Ruane of SABR & Retrosheet extracted this information from the database for me. The answer is the Angels, just last year, on Sept. 30. They lost to the A’s 8-7. In the game, the Angels had an OPS of 1.226 while the A’s had .567 for a differential of .659.

The Angels outhit the A’s 13-6. The Angels had 5 HRs and a 2B while the A’s had 1 2B & 1 3B. The Angels walked 6 times and the A’s had 7. The Angels made 4 errors and the A’s made 2. All of the runs the A’s allowed were earned while only one allowed by the Angels was earned. There were no hit batters in the game.

4 of the 5 HRs the Angels hit were solo shots and the other was a 2-run HR. The A’s 2B came in the 4th inning with 2 outs and bases loaded. One of the runners had reached on an error. All three runners scored and all of those runs were unearned. Something similar happened in the 7th inning when the A’s scored 4 runs.

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Originally published: June 20, 2016. Last Updated: June 20, 2016.