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1967 AL Pennant Race. August 20th. Yaz, Smith power Red Sox to sweep of Angels. Twins lose to Yanks. Hiller, McLain pitch Tigers to DH win over Indians. White Sox sweep Orioles

Posted by Ken Revis at 7:28 AM on August 13, 2011

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

Sunday, August 20, 1967. 6.0 games separate the top 5 teams as of this morning.

AL Standings
Team W L W-L% GB
Twins 67 51 .568 --
White Sox 64 52 .552 2.0
Red Sox 64 54 .542 3.0
Tigers 64 55 .538 3.5
Angels 62 58 .517 6.0



Yankees 7, Twins 3

At home before 19,518, the Yankees defeat the Twins behind the pitching of Mel Stottlemyre, who wins his 12th game of the year. He goes 7 1/3 innings, giving up 3 runs on 9 hits. His record now stands at 12 and 10 on the year. Joe Verbanic earns his 1st save of the year pitching 1 2/3 scoreless innings in relief of Stottlemyre. The Twins use 5 pitchers. Jim Perry starts and gets the loss, his 5th of the year against 6 losses. For New York, Horace Clarke goes 3 for 5, and Bill Robinson triples. Although they lose the game, the Twins have the only home runs, as Tony Oliva hits 2, both solo homers, his 12th and 13th of the year. Zoilo Versalles also hits a solo home run, his 4th of the year. The Yankees have 12 hits, 0 errors, and leave 6 on base. The Twins have 11 hits, 1 error, and leave 8. See Game


Red Sox 12, Angels 2. Red Sox 9, Angels 8.

The Red Sox win their 4th in a row by sweeping a doubleheader from the Angels, at home, before 33,840 fans. The Angels have now lost 7 in a row. In the opener, Lee Stange wins his 8th game of the year, as he gives up 2 runs, 1 earned, on 9 hits, in a complete 9 innings effort. He strikes out 10 batters, while walking 2. The Angels use 4 pitchers. George Brunet gets the loss, bringing his record to 11 and 15. Reggie Smith has 2 homers, one with 2 on and the other with 1 aboard. He now has 10 homers on the year. Also for Boston, Carl Yastrzemski hits a 3-run homer, his 30th round-tripper of the year, and Rico Petrocelli hits his 13th of the year, with 1 on. Boston's Jerry Adair is 3 for 3 in the game. The Angels have 3 doubles in the game, their only extra-base hits. The Red Sox have 16 hits, 1 error, and leave 8 on base. The Angels have 9 hits, 0 errors, and also leave 8. See Game

In the nightcap, the Red Sox use 5 pitchers. Jose Santiago gets the win, bringing his record to 7 and 4. Minnie Rojas gets the loss for the Angels. His record now stands at 9 and 8. Smith hits his 3rd homer of the day, and 11th of the year, for Boston, with nobody on. Yastrzemski hits his 2nd 3-run homer of the day for Boston, his 31st 4-bagger of the year. Adair also hits a solo home run for the Red Sox, his 2nd home of the year. California's Don Mincher is 3 for 4, including a homer, his 19th of the year, with 1 aboard. Rick Reichardt also has 3 hits, including 2 doubles, for the Angels, who have a total of 4 2-baggers in the game. The Red Sox have 11 hits, 1 error, and leave 9 on base. The Angels have 14 hits, 1 error, and leave 10. See Game


Tigers 4, Indians 2. Tigers 4, Indians 0.

Before 25,182 fans at Tiger Stadium, the Tigers sweep a doubleheader from the Indians. Detroit's Denny McLain wins his 16th game of the year in the opener, giving up 2 runs on 6 hits in 8 1/3 innings pitched. Fred Lasher earns his 2nd save of the year retiring the last 2 batters in the 9th. Cleveland's Stan Williams gets tagged with the loss, bringing his record to 3 and 2 on the year. Al Kaline slams his 21st home run of the year with nobody aboard for the Tigers, who also have 3 doubles in the game. Norm Cash is 3 for 4 for Detroit. Lee Maye hits his 8th home run of the year, with nobody on, for Cleveland. The Tigers have 10 hits, 0 errors, and leave 8 on base. The Indians have 6 hits, 0 errors, and leave 5. See Game

In the nightcap, John Hiller pitches a complete game 4-hit shutout. He wins his 2nd game of the year against 0 losses. Sam McDowell loses for Cleveland, bringing his record to 10 and 11. He gives up 3 runs on 4 hits in 5 innings pitched. George Culver pitches the last 3 innings in relief of McDowell, giving up 1 run on 1 hit. Kaline hits his 2nd home run of the day, his 22nd, with nobody on. Willie Horton also hits a solo homer for the Tigers, his 17th home run of the year. The Tigers have 5 hits, 0 errors, and leave 3 on base. The Indians have 4 hits, 0 errors, and leave 2. See Game


White Sox 4, Orioles 2. White Sox 2, Orioles 1.

Before 23,438 fans at White Sox Park, the White Sox sweep a doubleheader from the Orioles. Chicago's Gary Peters wins his 14th game in the opener, giving up 2 runs on 7 hits in 7 innings pitched. His record is now 14 and 6 on the year. Bob Locker earns his 14th save of the year with 2 scoreless innings in relief of Peters. Baltimore's Tom Phoebus loses his 8th game of the year (against 11 wins), as he pitches 6 2/3 innings, giving up 4 runs, 3 earned, on 6 hits. Eddie Watt pitches 1 1/3 scoreless innings in relief of Phoebus. Tommie Agee (20th) and Pete Ward (14th) both double for Chicago. Paul Blair hits his 9th triple of the year for Baltimore. The White Sox have 6 hits, 0 errors, and leave 8 on base. The Orioles have 8 hits, 1 errors, and leave 7.See Game

In the nightcap, Pete Ward hits a 1st inning 2-run home run, and the White Sox hold on to win. Tommy John starts for Chicago, and lasts 4 2/3 innings, giving up 1 run on 5 hits. Don McMahon comes on in relief of John and gets the win, pitching 4 1/3 innings of shutout ball. His record now stands at 3 and 2 on the year. Wally Bunker pitches all 8 innings for Baltimore, giving up 2 runs on 4 hits. He suffers his 5th loss of the year, against 3 wins. Davey Johnson hits his 21st double of the year, the only extra-base hit for the Orioles. The White Sox have 4 hits, 0 errors, and leave 0 on base. The Orioles have 6 hits, 0 errors, and leave 6. See Game

Next: August 21st. Red Sox/Senators, White Sox/Yankees.

Categories: 1967 AL Pennant Race
Teams: Angels, Indians, Orioles, Red Sox, Senators, Tigers, Twins, White Sox, Yankees
Players: Jerry Adair, Tommie Agee, Paul Blair, George Brunet, Wally Bunker, Norm Cash, Horace Clarke, George Culver, John Hiller, Willie Horton, Davey Johnson, Tommy John, Al Kaline, Fred Lasher, Bob Locker, Lee May, Lee Maye, Sam McDowell, Denny McLain, Don McMahon, Don Mincher, Tony Oliva, Jim Perry, Gary Peters, Rico Petrocelli, Tom Phoebus, Rick Reichardt, Bill Robinson, Minnie Rojas, Jose Santiago, Jose Santiago, Jose Santiago, Reggie Smith, Smith, Lee Stange, Mel Stottlemyre, Mel Stottlemyre, Joe Verbanic, Zoilo Versalles, Pete Ward, Eddie Watt, Stan Williams, Carl Yastrzemski
Games: BOS196708201, BOS196708202, CHA196708201, DET196708201, DET196708202, NYA196708200

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