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1967 AL Pennant Race. August 21st. Red Sox win 5th in a row on Howard's walk-off single. White Sox top Yanks.

Posted by Ken Revis at 8:15 AM on August 14, 2011

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

Monday, August 21, 1967. 2 games separate the top 4 teams this morning.

AL Standings
Team W L W-L% GB
Twins 67 52 .563 --
White Sox 66 52 .559 0.5
Red Sox 66 54 .550 1.5
Tigers 66 55 .545 2.0

Red Sox 6, Senators 5

At home before 26,018, the Red Sox win their 5th in a row, as Elston Howard knocks in the winning run in the bottom of the 9th with a single. Jim Lonborg starts for the Red Sox and goes 7 innings, giving up 4 runs on 6 hits. John Wyatt come on in the 8th in relief of Lonborg, who had allowed a leadoff double. Wyatt gets the first 2 batters he faces, but then gives up a Mike Epstein 2-run homer. He still gets credited with the win, his 7th of the year, against 5 losses. Camilo Pascual starts for the Senators and lasts 6 1/3 innings, giving up 5 runs, 3 earned, on 7 hits. Dave Baldwin pitches a scoreless 1 2/3 innings in relief of Pascual. Darold Knowles comes on in the 9th for Washington, and yields a Jerry Adair double and the Howard single. He suffers his 7th defeat of the year, against 5 victories. Reggie Smith has his 5th triple of the year for Boston. The Red Sox have 10 hits, 1 error, and leave 11 on base. The Senators have 8 hits, 1 error, and leave 6. See Game

White Sox 4, Yankees 3.

The White Sox win their 3rd in a row, at home, before 17,862 fans. Steve Jones starts for Chicago and goes 5 2/3 innings, giving up 3 runs on 2 hits. He gets the win, bringing his record to 1 and 1 on the year. Hoyt Wilhelm earns his 12th save of the year, pitching 3 1/3 shutout innings. Al Downing starts for New York and lasts 4 innings, giving up 4 runs, 2 earned, on 3 hits. He suffers his 7th loss of the year, against 12 wins. Jim Bouton and Joe Verbanic pitch a combined 4 scoreless innings in relief of Downing. Chicago's Rocky Colavito belts his 8th homer of the year in the 4th inning, with 1 aboard. Charley Smith hits his 12th double of the year for the Yankees, their only extra-base hit. The White Sox have 4 hits, 1 error, and leave 2 on base. The Yankees have 6 hits, 3 errors, and leave 6. See Game

Next: August 22nd. Red Sox/Senators DH , White Sox/Yankees DH, Twins/Tigers DH.

Categories: 1967 AL Pennant Race
Teams: Red Sox, Senators, Tigers, Twins, White Sox, Yankees
Players: Jerry Adair, Dave Baldwin, Jim Bouton, Rocky Colavito, Al Downing, Mike Epstein, Elston Howard, Steve Jones, Jones, Jones, Darold Knowles, Jim Lonborg, Camilo Pascual, Charley Smith, Reggie Smith, Smith, Joe Verbanic, Hoyt Wilhelm, John Wyatt
Games: BOS196708210, CHA196708210

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