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1967 AL Pennant Race. August 12th. Kaat's 9th tops White Sox for Twins. McLain wins 15th for Tigers. Hamilton and Angels top Red Sox.

Posted by Ken Revis at 8:27 AM on August 3, 2011

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

Saturday, August 12, 1967. Just 3 games separate the top 5 teams as of this morning.

AL Standings
Team W L W-L% GB
White Sox 61 48 .560 --
Twins 60 50 .545 1.5
Red Sox 60 51 .541 2.0
Tigers 60 52 .536 2.5
Angels 60 53 .531 3.0

Twins 6, White Sox 2 1.

The Twins, now in 2nd place, score 4 runs in the bottom of the 7th inning, and beat the 1st place White Sox for the 2nd day in a row. They do it on the back of Jim Kaat, who wins his 9th of the year (against 11 losses), giving up 2 runs on 9 hits, in a complete game 9-inning effort at home before 39,229 fans. Gary Peters starts for the White Sox and gives up 2 runs,1 earned, on 7 hits in 5 1/3 innings. Hoyt Wilhelm comes on in relief of Peters, gives up 4 runs, all unearned, on 3 hits, and gets charged with his 3rd loss of the year against 7 wins. Fred Klages finishes up for Chicago, pitching 1 scoreless inning. Minnesota's Bob Allison hits a 3-run homer, his 19th round-tripper of the year, in that 4-run 7th. Chicago does not manage to get an extra-base hit in the game. The Twins have 10 hits, 0 errors, and leave 6 on base. The White Sox have 9 hits, 3 errors, and also leave 6. See Game

Angels 2, Red Sox 1.

Before 32,821 fans in Anaheim, California wins their 2nd close game in a row against Boston. This time, Jack Hamilton gets the win, his 8th of the year against 2 losses. He goes 6 innings, giving up 1 run on 6 hits. Minnie Rojas pitches 3 scoreless innings to get his 21st save of the year. Gary Bell starts for the Red Sox and goes 6 innings, giving up 2 runs on 5 hits. He suffers his 10th loss of the year. He's now 7 and 10. John Wyatt pitches 2 scoreless innings in relief of Bell. California's Don Mincher hits a solo home run, his 18th round-tripper of the year. Carl Yastrzemski hits his 23rd double of the year, the only extra-base hit for Boston. The Angels have 5 hits, 0 errors, and leave 4 on base. The Red Sox have 8 hits, 0 errors, and leave 6 . See Game

Tigers 5, Orioles 4.

Before 14,536 at home, Detroit's Denny McLain wins his 15th game of the year (against 12 losses), giving up 4 runs on 8 hits in 8 innings pitched. John Hiller, in relief of McLain, pitches a scoreless 9th, earning his 3rd save of the year. Gene Brabender lasts only 1 2/3 innings for the Orioles, giving up 3 runs on 3 hits. He gets the loss and is now 1 and 3 on the year. Eddie Watt relieves Brabender and goes 4 1/3 innings, giving up 2 runs on 3 hits. Moe Drabowsky pitches 2 scoreless innings to finish up for Baltimore. Detroit's Jim Northrup, who has 3 RBI's in the game, triples and hits his 5th home run of the year with 1 aboard. The Orioles have 3 solo home runs in the game - Davey Johnson (7th), Luis Aparicio (3rd), and Curt Blefary (16th). The Tigers have 8 hits, 1 error, and leave 8 on base. The Orioles have 8 hits, 0 errors, and leave 6. See Game

Next: August 13th. White Sox/Twins, Angels/Red Sox, Tigers/Orioles.

Categories: 1967 AL Pennant Race
Teams: Angels, Orioles, Red Sox, Tigers, Twins, White Sox
Players: Bob Allison, Luis Aparicio, Gary Bell, Curt Blefary, Gene Brabender, Moe Drabowsky, Jack Hamilton, John Hiller, Davey Johnson, Jim Kaat, Fred Klages, Denny McLain, Don Mincher, Jim Northrup, Gary Peters, Minnie Rojas, Eddie Watt, Hoyt Wilhelm, John Wyatt, Carl Yastrzemski
Games: CAL196708120, DET196708120, MIN196708120

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