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1967 AL Pennant Race. August 26th. Red Sox down White Sox to move into 1st place. Hargan wins 14th as Indians top Twins. Wilson wins 18th as Tigers down A's.

Posted by Ken Revis at 9:19 AM on August 19, 2011

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

Saturday, August 26, 1967. 1 1/2 games separate the top 4 teams at game time.

AL Standings
Team W L W-L% GB
Twins 71 55 .563 --
Red Sox 71 56 .559 0.5
White Sox 70 55 .560 0.5
Tigers 70 57 .551 1.5

Red Sox 6, White Sox 2.

The Red Sox, in a virtual tie for 2nd place with the White Sox, 1/2 games off the top, beat Chicago before 12,391 fans at White Sox Park. Boston's Jerry Stephenson gets the win, giving up 2 runs on 3 hits in 5 2/3 innings pitched. His record improves to 2 an 0 on the year. Bucky Brandon gets the save, his 3rd of the year, pitching 3 1/3 scoreless innings in relief of Stephenson. Chicago's Joe Horlen starts, and lasts 4 1/3 innings, suffering his 5th loss of the year, against 14 wins. He gives up 5 runs on 10 hits. Steve Jones gives up the other Boston run, on 2 hits, in relief. Wilbur Wood (2/3 inning, 1 hit) and Tommy John (3 innings, 0 hits) also pitch for Chicago, combining for 3 2/3 scoreless innings. Mike Ryan and Jose Tartabull both triple for the Red Sox, who also have George Scott and Reggie Smith both going 3 for 5. The Red Sox have 13 hits, 1 error, and leave 9 on base. The White Sox have 5 hits, 1 error, and leave 7. See Game

Indians 5, Twins 2.

Before a hometown crowd of 9,291 at Cleveland Stadium, Steve Hargan pitches a complete 9-inning game, giving up 2 runs, 1 earned, on 9 hits. His record improves to 14 and 10 on the year. Minnesota's Jim Kaat starts and lasts 5 2/3 innings, giving up 5 runs on 8 hits. He suffers the loss, bringing his record to 9 and 13. Jim Ollom and Jim Roland pitch a combined 2 1/3 scoreless innings in relief of Kaat. For the Indians, Max Alvis, with 3 RBI's in the game, hits his 17th home run of the year, with 1 on, in the 4th inning. Chico Salmon also triples for Cleveland, his 1st of the year. The Indians have 9 hits, 1 error, and leave 4 on base. The Twins have 9 hits, 0 errors, and also leave 4. See Game

Tigers 5, A's 2.

Detroit's Earl Wilson wins his 18th game of the year before 8,382 fans in Kansas City. He gives up 2 runs on 6 hits, and striking out 10, while walking 2, in a complete 9-inning effort. His record improves to 18 and 9. Catfish Hunter starts for Kansas City, giving up 4 runs on 5 hits in 5 innings pitched. He gets the loss, moving his record to 11 and 13 on the year. Tony Pierce gives up 1 run on 1 hit in 2 innings of relief of Hunter, and Jack Aker follows with 2 scoreless innings. Norm Cash is 2 for 4 in the game for the Tigers, including his 18th homer of the year, with nobody on, in the 5th inning. The Tigers have 7 hits, 0 errors, and leave 5 on base. The A's have 6 hits, 0 errors, and leave 6. See Game

Next: August 26th. Red Sox/White Sox DH, Twins/Indians, Tigers/A's.

Categories: 1967 AL Pennant Race
Teams: Indians, Red Sox, Tigers, Twins, White Sox
Players: Jack Aker, Max Alvis, Bucky Brandon, Norm Cash, Steve Hargan, Joe Horlen, Catfish Hunter, Tommy John, Steve Jones, Jones, Jones, Jim Kaat, Jim Ollom, Tony Pierce, Jim Roland, Mike Ryan, Mike Ryan, Mike Ryan, Chico Salmon, George Scott, George Scott, Scott, Reggie Smith, Smith, Jerry Stephenson, Jose Tartabull, Earl Wilson, Wood, Wilbur Wood
Games: CHA196708260, CLE196708260, KC1196708260

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