The loss in Texas was crushing enough. But it's the aftermath that could be crushing the Angels' playoff hopes.

Even Jered Weaver starting at home wasn't enough to turn around the reverse momentum that has built around the Angels since the start of August. His nine-start winning streak was snapped Sunday afternoon as the Angels lost, 4-1, to the Seattle Mariners, their eighth loss in the past 11 games.

The Angels have not won a series since taking two of three from the Royals at home July 23-25 and fell eight games behind the Texas Rangers in the AL West. That matches the Angels' largest deficit since the end of April.