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1967 AL Pennant Race. August 22nd. Race tightens as Tigers sweep Twins. Red Sox take 2 from Senators. White Sox/Yanks split.

Posted by Ken Revis at 7:16 AM on August 15, 2011

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

Tuesday, August 22, 1967. 2 games separate the top 4 teams at game time.

AL Standings
Team W L W-L% GB
Twins 67 52 .563 --
White Sox 67 52 .563 --
Red Sox 67 54 .554 1.0
Tigers 66 55 .545 2.0



Red Sox 2, Senators 1. Red Sox 5, Senators 3.

At home before 30,994, the Red Sox sweep a doubleheader from the Senators, extending their win streak to 7 games. In the opener, Boston's Jerry Stephenson gets the win, his 1st of the year (against 0 defeats), pitching 7 2/3 innings and giving up 1 run on 6 hits. John Wyatt picks up his 16th save of the year on 1 1/3 scoreless innings in relief of Stephenson. Phil Ortega starts for Washington and lasts 7 innings, giving up 2 runs on 6 hits. He gets the loss, moving his record to 9 and 6. Dick Lines pitches a scoreless 8th in relief of Ortega. The Red Sox have 2 triples in the game. Dalton Jones hits the first in the bottom of the 7th, driving in Reggie Smith and Rico Petrocelli for the only Boston runs. George Scott hits the other 3-bagger, his 6th of the year. Washington scores their lone run in the 8th on a double by Ken McMullen, driving in Tim Cullen. The Red Sox have 6 hits, 0 errors, and leave 4 on base. The Senators have 7 hits, 0 errors, and leave 7.See Game

In the nightcap, Gary Bell wins his 9th game of the year (against 10 losses), as he pitches 7 innings, giving up 3 runs on 5 hits. Bucky Brandon earns his 2nd save of the year with 2 shutout innings. The Senators use 5 pitchers. Casey Cox is the loser, bringing his record to 6 and 2. Boston's Reggie Smith has his 12th homer of the year, in the 6th inning, with nobody aboard. The Red Sox also have 3 doubles in the game, while the Senators have 2 of their own. Boston has 11 hits, 1 error, and leaves 7 on base. Washington has 5 hits, 1 error, and leaves 2.See Game


White Sox 3, Yankees 2. Yankees 2, White Sox 1.

The White Sox split a doubleheader with the Yankees before 17,985 fans in Chicago. In the first game, Chicago's Wilbur Wood wins his 4th game of the year as he pitches 5 innings, giving up 2 runs on 7 hits. He record is now 4 and 2 on the year. Bob Locker and Don McMahon combine to pitch 4 scoreless innings in relief of Wood. McMahon earns his 5th save of the year. Steve Barber starts for New York and suffers his 14th defeat of the year, giving up 3 runs on 7 hits in 6 innings pitched. He record is now 9 and 14. Dooley Womack pitches 2 scoreless innings in relief of Barber. Wayne Causey is 3 for 3 for Chicago, including a double and a triple. He has 3 RBI's in the game. For New York, Charley Smith is 3 for 4, including a double. Also for New York, Tom Tresh belts his 11th homer of the year in the 3rd inning, with nobody on. The White Sox have 8 hits, 1 error, and leave 8 on base. The Yankees have 10 hits, 0 errors, and also leave 8. See Game

In the nightcap, the Yankees gain a split, as Fritz Peterson pitches a complete game, giving up 1 run on 2 hits. His win brings his record to 4 and 13. Joe Horlen, who also goes all the way, loses his 4th game of the year, giving up 2 runs on 5 hits. His record now stands at 14 and 4. Tresh has a triple in the game, his 3rd of the year. New York has 5 hits, 0 errors, and leaves 6 on base. Chicago has 2 hits, 1 error, and leaves 1. See Game


Tigers 7, Twins 3. Tigers 2, Twins 1.

Before a home crowd of 40,921, the Tigers sweep a doubleheader from the 1st-place Twins, further tightening the already close pennant race. In the opener, Detroit's Earl Wilson wins his 17th of the year, giving up 3 runs on 5 hits in a 9-inning complete game. His record is now 17 and 9 on the year. Dean Chance starts and loses for Minnesota, bringing his record to 16 and 9. He lasts only 2 1/3 innings, giving up 3 runs on 5 hits. Dick McAuliffe (20th) and Eddie Mathews (11th) both hit solo home runs for the Tigers. Matthews is 3 for 4 in the game. Cesar Tovar (4th), Tony Oliva (14th), and Ted Uhlaender (5th) also hit solo home runs for the Twins. The Tigers have 10 hits, 0 errors, and leave 11 on base. The Twins have 5 hits, 2 errors, and leave 3 . See Game

In the nightcap, the Tigers score a run in the bottom of the 11th inning on a wild pitch by Al Worthington. McAuliffe scores the run after he triples (his 5th of the year) earlier in the inning. Mickey Lolich starts for Detroit and goes 8 innings, giving up 1 run on 6 hits, striking out 13 and walking 3. Fred Lasher, who comes on in the 9th inning in relief of Lolich, gets the win, his 1st of the year against 0 losses, pitching 3 shutout innings. Jim Kaat starts for Minnesota, and goes 8 innings, giving up 1 run on 5 hits. Worthington's wild pitch run is the only one he allows in relief of Kaat, but it is enough to get tagged with his 8th loss against 7 wins. The Tigers have 6 hits, 0 errors, and leave 6 on base. The Twins have 7 hits, 1 error, and leave 9. See Game

Next: August 23rd. Red Sox/Senators, White Sox/Yankees, Twins/Tigers DH.

Categories: 1967 AL Pennant Race
Teams: Red Sox, Senators, Tigers, Twins, White Sox, Yankees
Players: Steve Barber, Steve Barber, Gary Bell, Bucky Brandon, Wayne Causey, Dean Chance, Casey Cox, Tim Cullen, Joe Horlen, Dalton Jones, Jones, Jones, Jim Kaat, Fred Lasher, Dick Lines, Bob Locker, Mickey Lolich, Eddie Mathews, Dick McAuliffe, Don McMahon, Ken McMullen, Tony Oliva, Phil Ortega, Fritz Peterson, Rico Petrocelli, George Scott, George Scott, Scott, Charley Smith, Reggie Smith, Smith, Jerry Stephenson, Cesar Tovar, Tom Tresh, Ted Uhlaender, Earl Wilson, Dooley Womack, Wood, Wilbur Wood, Al Worthington, John Wyatt
Games: BOS196708221, BOS196708222, CHA196708221, CHA196708222, DET196708221, DET196708222

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