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1967 AL Pennant Race. August 13th. Twins sweep White Sox to take over 1st place. Angels sweep Red Sox. Wilson wins 16th as Tigers take 3rd straight over Orioles.

Posted by Ken Revis at 10:05 AM on August 4, 2011

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

Sunday, August 13, 1967. Unbelievably, just 2 games separate the top 5 teams as of this morning.

AL Standings
Team W L W-L% GB
White Sox 61 49 .555 --
Twins 61 50 .550 0.5
Tigers 61 52 .540 1.5
Angels 61 53 .535 2.0
Red Sox 60 52 .536 2.0

Twins 3, White Sox 2

The Twins take over 1st place by 1/2 game from the White Sox by sweeping the series before a home crowd of 42,418. It's also Minnesota's 4th straight win. Jim Merritt pitches a complete game to win his 9th game of the year, against 3 losses. He gives up 2 runs on 7 hits, striking out 3 and walking 1. Joe Horlen starts for the White Sox and goes 6 innings, giving up 2 runs on 4 hits. Bob Locker relieves Horlen and gets the loss, his 3rd of the year (against 5 wins), giving up the winning run in the 8th inning. Chicago's Tommie Agee is 3 for 4 in the game, including a double and his 12th home run of the year with nobody aboard. The Twins get 3 RBI's from Rich Rollins, but no extra base hits in the game. Minnesota gets 6 hits, 0 errors, and leaves 7. Chicago gets 7 hits, 0 errors, and leaves 5. See Game

Angels 3, Red Sox 2.

Before 22,008 fans in Anaheim, California complete a sweep against Boston, and their 4th straight win overall. The Red Sox now have a 3-game losing streak. Rickey Clark gets the win for the Angels, going 7 2/3 scoreless innings on 4 hits, and bringing his record to 9 and 8. Jim Weaver comes on in the 8th inning and gives up a 2- run home run in the 9th to Rico Petrocelli in the 9th. Bill Kelso relieves Weaver and gets his 9th save of the year. Jim Lonborg loses for Boston, giving up 3 runs on 5 hits in 4 innings. He's now 16 and 6 on the year. Bucky Brandon and Bill Landis pitch 4 scoreless innings in relief of Lonborg. Petrocelli's homer is his 12th of the year and is the only round-tripper for Boston. Jose Cardenal triples and homers for California. His home run, with nobody aboard, is his 6th of the year. Roger Repoz also hits a solo home run for the Angels, his 4th 4-bagger this year. Both teams have 7 hits and 0 errors. The Angels leave 6 on base, the Red Sox 7. See Game

Tigers 3, Orioles 2.

The Tigers win their 3rd straight over the Orioles, having lost the 1st game of the 4-game series, in Detroit before 21,114 fans. Ray Oyler's 2nd-inning 3-run home run, his 1st homer of the year, accounts for all of the Tiger runs. Detroit's Earl Wilson wins his 16th of the year (against 9 defeats), giving up 2 runs on 4 hits, striking out 6 and walking 2. Fred Lasher earns his 1st save of the year pitching 2 shutout innings in relief of Wilson. Jim Hardin starts for Baltimore and gets the loss, giving up 3 runs on 4 hits in 6 innings pitched. His record is now 1 and 1 on the year. Eddie Fisher pitches 2 scoreless innings in relief of Hardin. Baltimore gets their runs on 2 solo home runs - one by Curt Blefary, his 17th of the year, and the other by Paul Blair, his 10th. The Tigers have 6 hits, 0 errors and leave 7 on base. The Orioles have 5 hits, 1 error, and leave 6. See Game

Next: August 14th. Twins/Angels. Red Sox, Tigers, White Sox don't play.

Categories: 1967 AL Pennant Race
Teams: Angels, Orioles, Red Sox, Tigers, Twins, White Sox
Players: Tommie Agee, Paul Blair, Curt Blefary, Bucky Brandon, Jose Cardenal, Rickey Clark, Eddie Fisher, Jim Hardin, Joe Horlen, Bill Kelso, Bill Landis, Fred Lasher, Bob Locker, Jim Lonborg, Jim Merritt, Ray Oyler, Rico Petrocelli, Roger Repoz, Rich Rollins, Jim Weaver, Jim Weaver, Jim Weaver, Earl Wilson
Games: CAL196708130, DET196708130, MIN196708130

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