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Winless day a rarity for West teams

Sunday marks just second time all clubs from both divisions lost

It was a tough day for the West Coast teams in Major League Baseball.

All 10 clubs in the American League and National League West were on the losing end of their games on Sunday. They were outscored by a 50-27 margin in the 10 contests.

This was just the second time in history that every team in both the AL and NL West lost on the same day and no team won, according to Elias Sports Bureau. The only other time it happened was on July 13, 1984. The NL West went 0-7 and the AL West went 0-8, with one doubleheader played in each league.

The Western route began early on the East Coast with both the Angels and Athletics squandering early leads against the Yankees and Red Sox, falling 6-2 and 7-4, respectively. And north of the border, the Blue Jays rallied with three runs in the ninth to walk-off against the Astros, 7-6.

Later that afternoon, the Padres were shut out, 4-0, by the Reds, totaling just four hits against Johnny Cueto. In Philadelphia, Buster Posey drove in a run in the ninth but the Giants couldn't close the gap against the Phillies in a 6-4 loss. And in Kansas City, the Rangers plated three runs in the seventh but Salvador Perez homered in the eighth to tip the game in the Royals' favor, 4-3.

Four of the losing West clubs were defeated at their home ballparks. The Rockies pushed the Marlins to extra innings at Coors Field and eventually lost on a solo home run by Adeiny Hechavarria in the 10th, 3-2.

Visiting East teams knocked off the D-backs and Mariners at Chase Field and Safeco Field, respectively. The Mets scored in five innings and defeated Arizona, 6-3, while the Mariners managed just one unearned run against Tampa Bay's Chris Archer in a 3-1 loss.

In the nightcap, the Dodgers' bullpen spoiled a strong outing from Zack Greinke by surrendering three eighth-inning runs to the Cardinals, losing, 4-2, in Los Angeles.

Chad Thornburg is a reporter for