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1967 AL Pennant Race. August 29th. Lonborg wins 18th as Sox split with Yanks. McLain wins 17th as Tigers sweep Angels. White Sox lose to Bosman and Senators. Orioles down Twins on Brooks Robinson double.

Posted by Ken Revis at 12:12 PM on August 21, 2011

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

Tuesday, August 29, 1967. Just 2 games separate the top 4 teams at game time.

AL Standings
Team W L W-L% GB
Red Sox 74 57 .565 --
Twins 73 56 .566 --
Tigers 72 58 .554 1.5
White Sox 71 58 .550 2.0



Red Sox 2, Yankees 1. Yankees 4, Red Sox 3.

Before 40,314 at Yankee Stadium, the Red Sox lose to the Yankees in a 20- inning nightcap, after winning the opener. In the 1st game, both pitchers go the distance. Boston's Jim Lonborg gets the win, giving up 1 run on 3 hits, striking out 11, and walking none. His record improves to 18 and 6. Mel Stottlemyre pitches almost as effectively for New York, giving up 2 runs, 1 earned, on 4 hits. He strikes out 6 and walks 4, and sees his record go to 13 and 11. The only extra-base hit is a 7th inning home run by New York's Tom Tresh, his 12th of the year, with nobody aboard. The Red Sox have 4 hits, 0 errors, and leave 7 on base. The Yankees have 3 hits, 1 error, and leave 1. See Game

In the 2nd game, a totally different affair, the Red Sox use 7 pitchers and the Yankees 4. The game takes 6 hours and 9 minutes to complete, which the Yankees achieve on a Horace Clarke single off Jose Santiago, scoring John Kennedy in the last of the 20th inning. Jim Bouton gets the win. He's now 1 and 0 on the year. He pitches the last 5 innings, keeping the Red Sox scoreless, on just 3 hits. Bucky Brandon suffers his 11th loss of the year, against 5 wins, getting charged with the winning run, the only run he gives up in 5 innings pitched. New York's Clarke and Steve Whitaker have 4 hits in the game. Whitaker triples in the game, and also belts his 11th homer of the year in the bottom of the 11th inning, with nobody on, to tie the game after the Red Sox had gotten a run of their own in the top of the inning. Ken Harrelson hits his 10th home run of the year in the 2nd inning for Boston, with nobody aboard. Carl Yastrzemski goes 0 for 6 in the game, and 0 for 10 on the day, as he was 0 for 4 in the opener. The Yankees have 17 hits, 1 error, and leave 20 on base. The Red Sox have 12 hits, 2 errors, and leave 17. See Game


Tigers 4, Angels 2. Tigers 2, Angels 1.

Before a crowd of 19,178 in Anaheim, the Tigers sweep a pair from the Angels. Denny McLain wins his 17th game of the year in the opener, giving up 2 runs, 1 earned, on 3 hits, in 9 innings pitched. His record improves to 17 and 14. George Brunet starts for the Angels and lasts only 3 2/3 innings, giving up 3 runs on 3 hits. After Bill Kelso pitches a 1/3 scoreless inning in relief of Brunet, Curt Simmons comes on in the 5th and lasts 3 innings, giving up 1 run on 5 hits. Jack Hamilton pitches the last 2 innings for the Angels, giving up 0 runs on 1 hit. Brunet, who suffers the loss, is now 11 and 17 on the year. Dick McAuliffe, with 2 RBI's, slams his 22nd home run of the year in the 3rd inning, with noone on. The Tigers have 9 hits, 1 error, and leave 14 on base. The Angels have 3 hits, 3 errors, and leave 6. See Game

In the nightcap, each team scores a run in the 9th, but the Tigers prevail, having scored the only other run in the game in the 7th inning. John Hiller starts for Detroit and goes 8 innings, giving up 1 run on 8 hits. He gets the win, improving his record to 4 and 0. Fred Lasher earns his 3rd save of the year, pitching 1 scoreless inning. Rickey Clark starts for California and also lasts 8 innings, giving up 1 run on 2 hits. He gets the loss, bringing his record to 9 and 10. Minnie Rojas pitches the 9th for the Angels and gives up a run on 2 hits. Bill Freehan, who drives in both Tiger runs, hits his 18th home run of the year in the 7th inning, with nobody aboard. The Tigers have 4 hits, 0 errors, and leave 5 on base. The Angels have 8 hits, 1 error, and leave 6. See Game


Senators 3, White Sox 0

The Senators score 3 runs in the bottom of the 4th that account for all the game's runs before 7,982 in Washington. All 3 runs are scored on singles in a game in which there are no extra-base hits. Washington's Dick Bosman pitches 9 complete shutout innings, earning the win, his 1st against 0 losses. He give up 5 hits, striking out 4 and walking 1. Tommy John starts for Chicago and lasts 4 innings, giving up 3 runs on 4 hits. Don McMahon and Bob Locker pitch a combined 4 scoreless innings in relief of John, who suffers the loss, bringing his record to 8 and 9. Both teams have 5 hits and no errors. The Senators leave 4 on base, the White Sox 5. See Game


Orioles 4, Twins 3

Despite outhitting them 10 to 3, the Twins lose to the Orioles before 26,291 in Minnesota. Jim Hardin starts for Baltimore and goes 8 1/3 innings, giving up 3 runs on 9 hits. He earns his 4th win of the year, against 1 defeat. Moe Drabowsky gets his 10th save with 2/3 of an inning in relief of Hardin, giving up 0 runs on 1 hit. Dave Boswell starts for the Twins, and gives up 4 runs on 3 hits in 7 1/3 innings. Ron Kline and Mudcat Grant pitch a combined 1 2/3 scoreless innings in relief of Boswell. Boswell gets the loss, bringing his record to 11 and 9 for the year. With the bases full, Brooks Robinson doubles (his 19th) for the Orioles in the 6th inning, driving in all 3 runners. Ted Uhlaender goes 3 for 4 in the game for the Twins, who have 3 doubles, 2 by Russ Nixon. The Orioles have 3 hits, 0 errors, and leave 9 on base. The Twins have 10 hits, 1 error, and leave 6. See Game

Next: August 30th. Red Sox/Yankees, Twins/Orioles, Tigers/Angels, White Sox/Senators all meet again.

Categories: 1967 AL Pennant Race
Teams: Angels, Orioles, Red Sox, Senators, Tigers, Twins, White Sox, Yankees
Players: Dick Bosman, Dave Boswell, Jim Bouton, Bucky Brandon, George Brunet, Horace Clarke, Rickey Clark, Moe Drabowsky, Bill Freehan, Mudcat Grant, Jack Hamilton, Jim Hardin, Ken Harrelson, John Hiller, Tommy John, Bill Kelso, John Kennedy, John Kennedy, Ron Kline, Fred Lasher, Bob Locker, Jim Lonborg, Dick McAuliffe, Denny McLain, Don McMahon, Russ Nixon, Brooks Robinson, Minnie Rojas, Jose Santiago, Jose Santiago, Jose Santiago, Curt Simmons, Mel Stottlemyre, Mel Stottlemyre, Tom Tresh, Ted Uhlaender, Steve Whitaker, Carl Yastrzemski
Games: CAL196708291, CAL196708292, MIN196708290, NYA196708291, NYA196708292, WS2196708290

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