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1967 AL Pennant Race. August 8th. White Sox/Tigers split. Red Sox/A's split. Twins win. Angels lose.

Posted by Ken Revis at 10:40 AM on July 29, 2011

This is part of a series on the 1967 American League Pennant Race.

Tuesday, August 8, 1967. 4 games separate the top 5 teams as of this morning.

AL Standings
Team W L W-L% GB
White Sox 59 45 .567 --
Red Sox 58 49 .542 2.5
Tigers 57 49 .538 3.0
Twins 57 49 .538 3.0
Angels 58 52 .527 4.0

Tigers 2, White Sox 1. White Sox 6, Tigers 4

Before 44,295 in Detroit, the White Sox and Tigers go to 10 innings in both games and split a doubleheader. In the opener, Dick McAuliffe scores on a passed ball with 2 outs in the last of the 10th inning to win the game for Detroit and put the White Sox losing streak at 4. Denny McLain pitches all 10 innings for the Tigers, winning his 14th against 12 defeats. He gives up the 1 run on 4 hits, striking out 5 and walking 1. Gary Peters starts for Chicago, pitching 7 1/3 innings, giving up 1 run on 5 hits. Hoyt Wilhelm gets the loss, his 2nd of the year against 6 victories. He pitches 2 1/3 innings, giving up 1 unearned run on 2 hits. Al Kaline hits a solo home run, his 18th round-tripper of the year, for the Tigers. Pete Ward hits the only home run for Chicago, his 10th, with nobody aboard, accounting for the lone White Sox run. The Tigers get 7 hits, 0 errors, and leave 8 on base. The White Sox get 4 hits, 1 error, and leave 4. See Game

In the nightcap, the White Sox score 2 unearned runs in the top of the 10th to earn a split of their doubleheader and end their 4-game losing streak. Don McMahon earns his 2nd win of the year against 2 losses for Chicago. Wilbur Wood gets his 4th save of the year. Dave Wickersham loses his 3rd game of the year against 4 wins for Detroit. Tommy McCraw hits 2 home runs for the White Sox, one a solo job and the other with one man aboard. They are his 10th and 11th homers of the year. Bill Freehan and Norm Cash both hit solo home runs for the Tigers. It's Freehan's 16th of the year and Cash's 15th. The Tigers have 10 hits, 1 error, and leave 14. The White Sox have 9 hits, 2 errors, and leave 5. See Game

Athletics 5, Red Sox 3. Red Sox 7, Athletics 5.

Before 13,125 in Kansas City,the Red Sox and Athletics split a pair. In the first game, Catfish Hunter wins his 10th game of the year against 11 losses. He goes 8 2/3 inning, giving up 3 runs on 7 hits. Jack Aker retires the last Red Sox batter and earns his 12th save. He comes in after Tony Conigliaro, who is 3 for 3 in the game, hits his 20th home run of the year with Carl Yastrzemski aboard, and George Scott singles. Aker gets Rico Petrocelli on a groundout. Dave Morehead loses his 2nd game of the year. He goes 4 1/3 innings, giving up 5 runs, 4 earned, on 7 hits. Jose Santiago, Hank Fischer, and Dan Osinski finish with 3 2/3 scoreless innings. Petrocelli also homers in the game for Boston, his 11th of the year, with nobody on. The Athletics have 8 hits, 0 errors, and leave 4. The Red Sox have 7 hits, 1 error, and leave 3. See Game

In the second game, the Red Sox score 3 runs, 1 unearned, in the top of the 9th inning on a Norm Siebern single. The Red Sox use 7 pitchers in the game, the Athletics 4. John Wyatt gets the win for Boston, his 6th of the year, pitching 1 inning of hitless ball. Bucky Brandon earns his 1st save of the year. Kansas City's Bill Stafford loses his 1st game of the year, giving up the 2 runs in the 9th inning. For Boston, Jerry Adair goes 3 for 5 in the game, and Conigliaro goes 2 for 4, including knocking in 2 runs. For Kansas City, Danny Cater has 3 RBI's. The Red Sox have 9 hits, 1 error, and leave 9 on base. The Athletics have 11 hits, 1 error, and leave 12. See Game

Yankees 1, Angels 0.

The Yankees score 1 run in the top of the 1st inning for the only score of the game, and the Yankees, behind the pitching of Fred Talbot and Bill Monbouquette, win 1-0 before 21,787 in Anaheim. Monbouquette wins his 2nd of the year against 2 losses. He goes 7 innings, giving up 8 hits, after Fred Talbot starts and gives up 2 hits in 2 innings pitched. George Brunet starts for the Angels and gives up 1 run on 4 hits in 3 1/3 innings pitched, losing his 13th of the year against 11 wins. Jim Coates, Rickey Clark, and Bill Kelso pitch 5 2/3 combined innings of scoreless relief for the Angels. Tom Tresh knocks in the winning run with a single. The Angels have 10 hits, 0 errors, and leave 9 on base. The Yankees have 5 hits, 0 errors, and leave 11. See Game

Twins 3, Senators 2.

Rich Rollins hits his 5th home run of the year, a solo shot in the last of the 8th inning, to knock in the winning run for the Twins before 18,232 at home. Jim Merritt starts for the Twins and goes 7 innings, giving up 2 runs on 10 hits. Al Worthington comes on in the 8th and earns his 7th win in 2 innings of shutout relief. Frank Bertaina starts for the Senators and gives up 2 runs, 1 earned, on 4 hits in 6 innings pitched. Dave Baldwin comes on in the 7th and loses his 3rd game of the year after he gives up the Rollins' home run. For Washington, Frank Howard has 3 hits in the game, including 2 doubles. The Twins have 5 hits, 1 error, and leave 7. The Senators have 11 hits, 1 error, and leave 9. See Game

Next: August 9th. Angels/Yankees, Twins/Senators,Tigers/White Sox,Red Sox/A's

Categories: 1967 AL Pennant Race
Teams: Angels, Athletics, Red Sox, Senators, Tigers, Twins, White Sox, Yankees
Players: Jerry Adair, Jack Aker, Dave Baldwin, Frank Bertaina, Bucky Brandon, George Brunet, Norm Cash, Danny Cater, Rickey Clark, Jim Coates, Tony Conigliaro, Hank Fischer, Bill Freehan, Frank Howard, Catfish Hunter, Al Kaline, Bill Kelso, Dick McAuliffe, Tommy McCraw, Denny McLain, Don McMahon, Jim Merritt, Bill Monbouquette, Dave Morehead, Dan Osinski, Gary Peters, Rico Petrocelli, Rich Rollins, Jose Santiago, Jose Santiago, Jose Santiago, George Scott, George Scott, Scott, Norm Siebern, Bill Stafford, Stafford, Fred Talbot, Tom Tresh, Pete Ward, Dave Wickersham, Hoyt Wilhelm, Wood, Wilbur Wood, Al Worthington, John Wyatt, Carl Yastrzemski
Games: CAL196708080, DET196708081, DET196708082, KC1196708081, KC1196708082, MIN196708080

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