- Associated Press - Friday, August 12, 2016

CLEVELAND (AP) - The Los Angeles Angels’ disappointing season reached a new low on a soggy Thursday night.

Jhoulys Chacin, making his first start since July 1, allowed seven runs in 1 1/3 innings as the Cleveland Indians beat the Angels 14-4.

The loss was the Angels’ seventh straight and equaled their longest losing streak since April 30-May 6, 2010.

Mike Trout and Cliff Pennington hit solo homers for Los Angeles, which is last in the American League West.

“We didn’t give ourselves a chance tonight,” Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. “I think Jhoulys was behind in every count, and he just could not get his ball into good position consistently.

“Nobody is taking this in stride, but going through the process is important.”

Los Angeles took a 1-0 lead in the first on Trout’s team-high 22nd homer, but trailed 14-3 after the fifth. Jett Bandy added a sacrifice fly in the ninth.

The game was delayed twice by rain for a total of 1 hour, 10 minutes.

Chacin (3-8), taking over for Tim Lincecum in the rotation, posted the shortest start of his eight-year career. The right-hander gave up six hits, including a leadoff homer to Carlos Santana, and three walks.

“It’s really disappointing, knowing that I couldn’t go far in the game,” Chacin said. “My teammates were out there playing their hardest, but I’m waiting in the clubhouse for four hours because I was out so quickly. Being down 11 runs in the fifth was real tough.”

Left fielder Ji-Man Choi didn’t help Chacin’s cause, misplaying a line drive by Lonnie Chisenhall in the first inning that was scored as a three-run double.

In the sixth, Angels first baseman Geovany Soto had a foul popup by Roberto Perez bounce off his glove and strike second baseman Johnny Giavotella on the mouth.

Los Angeles used all 13 of its position players, along with six pitchers, in falling to 0-6 on its nine-game road trip.

“At times, we’ve swung the bats well, and at times, we’ve pitched well,” Scioscia said. “We just haven’t been able to combine the two on the same night, especially lately.”

Left-hander Brett Oberholtzer, who was claimed off waivers from Philadelphia, surrendered six runs over 1 2/3 innings in his Angels debut.

Indians right-hander Corey Kluber (12-8) gave up three runs in six innings, while first baseman Mike Napoli went 4 for 4 with a homer and four RBIs.

Napoli is batting .338 (68 for 201) with 19 home runs and 43 RBIs against Los Angeles, which traded him to Toronto in 2011.

“We haven’t matched up well against him,” Scioscia said sternly. “But we’re not going to go back (to discuss when he was with us).”

THE NEW GUY

Oberholtzer became the 50th player on the Angels’ roster this season. He broke into the majors as a starter with the Astros, but worked exclusively out of the bullpen with the Phillies. “He’s got length in him, so we’ll use that and see how it goes,” Scioscia said.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Angels: 1B C.J. Cron (left hand fracture), who has been on the DL since July 9, has begun tracking live pitching. He is expected to begin a rehab assignment next week.

Indians: RHP Jeff Manship (right wrist tendinitis) was activated from the 15-day DL. LHP T.J. House was optioned to Triple-A Columbus to make room on the 25-man roster.

UP NEXT

Angels: LHP Tyler Skaggs had a career-best 18 2/3-inning scoreless streak snapped in his last start on Aug. 6 at Seattle.

Indians: RHP Carlos Carrasco is 1-0 with one save and a 1.36 ERA in seven career appearances against the Angels.

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