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1967 AL Pennant Race. August 28th. Red Sox shut out Yanks, Twins top Orioles, Tigers slam Angels. White Sox lose to Senators.

Posted by Ken Revis at 5:16 PM on August 20, 2011

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

Monday, August 28, 1967. Just 1 1/2 games separate the top 4 teams at game time.

AL Standings
Team W L W-L% GB
Red Sox 73 57 .562 --
Twins 72 56 .563 --
White Sox 71 57 .555 1.0
Tigers 71 58 .550 1.5

Red Sox 3, Yankees 0.

Before 27,296 at Yankee Stadium, Boston's Dave Morehead and Sparky Lyle combine to shut out the Yankees. Morehead starts and goes 5 1/3 innings, giving up 4 hits. He gets the win, improving his record to 4 and 2. Sparky Lyle gives up 1 hit in 3 2/3 innings, earning his 4th save of the year. Fred Talbot goes 8 innings for New York, giving up 3 runs on 6 hits. He suffers his 7th loss of the year, against 5 wins. Joe Verbanic pitches 1 shutout inning in relief of Talbot. Reggie Smith hits his 13th home run of the year in the 8th inning with nobody on base. The Red Sox have 7 hits, 0 errors, and leave 6 on base. The Yankees have 5 hits, 1 error, and also leave 6. See Game

Twins 3, Orioles 2

Before a home crowd of 27,723 in Minnesota, Jim Perry wins his 7th game of the year, against 6 losses. He goes 7 innings, giving up 2 runs on 3 hits. Al Worthington earns his 16th save of the year, pitching 2 shutout innings in relief of Perry. Pete Richert loses his 13th game of the year for Minnesota, giving up 3 runs, 2 earned, on 4 hits in 6 1/3 innings. His record goes to 8 and 13. Stu Miller pitches 1 2/3 shutout innings in relief of Richert. Zoilo Versalles belts his 5th homer of the year for Minnesota, with 1 on in the 2nd inning. The other run scores on an error by Richert on a ground ball hit by Versalles. The Twins have 4 hits, 0 errors, and leave 4 on base. The Orioles have 3 hits, 1 error, and leave 5. See Game

Senators 2, White Sox 1

The White Sox score a run in the 1st inning, but can't score again, as they go down at the hands of the Senators before only 5,875 at D.C. Stadium in Washington. Washington's Bob Priddy wins his 3rd of the year as he gives up 1 run on 8 hits in 8 1/3 innings. His record is now 3 and 5 on the year. Dave Baldwin earns his 12th save of the year when in the 9th inning Tommie Agee gets picked off at 3rd base, after Baldwin strikes out Duane Josephson, to end the game. Chicago's Joe Horlen gets the loss, going 6 innings for Chicago, and giving up 2 runs on 5 hits. His record moves to 14 and 6. Hoyt Wilhelm pithes 2 scoreless innings in relief of Horlen. Ken McMullen's 15th homer of the year, with 1 aboard in the 6th inning, provides all the scoring Washington will need. Don Buford's 1st inning home run, his 2nd of the year with nobody on, accounts for the Chicago run. Buford also triples in the game, his 6th of the year. The Senators have 5 hits, 0 errors, and leave 5 on base. The White Sox have 8 hits, 0 errors, and leave 6. See Game

Tigers 10, Angels 0

Before 14,877 in Anaheim, Mickey Lolich pitches a complete game, 5 hit shutout. He goes 9 innings, with 6 strikeouts and 2 walks, and improving his record to 8 and 12. The Angels use 5 pitchers in the game. Jack Hamilton, who starts, gets the loss, lasting only 1 2/3 innings and giving up 4 runs on 4 hits. His record moves to 9 and 4. The Tigers have 4 doubles in the game, including 2 by Bill Freehan (3 for 5), who now has 20 on the year, and 1 each by Norm Cash, his 15th, and Lenny Green (3 for 5), his 7th. Green has 4 RBI's in the game and Freehan 3. Detroit has 14 hits, 0 errors, and leaves 7 on base. California has 5 hits, 2 errors, and leaves 5. See Game

Next: August 29th. Red Sox/Yankees DH, Twins/Orioles, Tigers/Angels DH, White Sox/Senators

Categories: 1967 AL Pennant Race
Teams: Angels, Orioles, Red Sox, Senators, Tigers, Twins, White Sox, Yankees
Players: Tommie Agee, Dave Baldwin, Don Buford, Norm Cash, Bill Freehan, Lenny Green, Jack Hamilton, Joe Horlen, Duane Josephson, Mickey Lolich, Sparky Lyle, Ken McMullen, Stu Miller, Dave Morehead, Jim Perry, Bob Priddy, Pete Richert, Reggie Smith, Smith, Fred Talbot, Joe Verbanic, Zoilo Versalles, Hoyt Wilhelm, Al Worthington
Games: CAL196708280, MIN196708280, NYA196708280, WS2196708280

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