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1967 AL Pennant Race. September 11th. Twins rout Senators. White Sox lose to Hardin and Orioles.

Posted by Ken Revis at 8:21 AM on September 6, 2011

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

Monday, September 11, 1967. 1 1/2 games separate the top 4 teams at game time.

AL Standings
Team W L W-L% GB
Twins 82 62 .569 --
Red Sox 82 63 .566 0.5
Tigers 81 64 .559 1.5
White Sox 80 63 .559 1.5

Twins 13, Senators 5.

Using 7 doubles, the Twins crushed the Senators before only 5,368 at D.C. Stadium in Washington. There are 10 unearned runs in the game, 5 for each team. Harmon Killebrew and Ted Uhlaender each have 2 of the 7 doubles. Killebrew and Bob Allison, who has 3 RBI's, have 3 hits each in the game. Dean Chance is on the mound for Minnesota. He lasts only 3 innings, giving up 5 unearned runs on 4 hits. The 5 runs are all scored in the bottom of the 1st inning, with the help of 3 Minnesota miscues. Jim Perry relieves Chance with 6 innings of 4-hit shutout ball. He gets the win, improving his record to 8 and 7. The Senators use 5 pitchers. Joe Coleman starts and lasts only 1/3 of an inning, giving up 2 runs on 3 hits. Casey Cox gets the loss, giving up 4 unearned runs, on 2 Washington errors, in the top of the 4th inning. Cox's record is now 7 and 3 on the year. Washington has no extra-base hits in the game. The Twins have 15 hits, 3 errors, and leave 10 on base. The Senators have 8 hits, 2 errors, and leave 7. See Game

Orioles 6, White Sox 1.

Before only 4,048 at White Sox Park in Chicago, Baltimore's Jim Hardin wins his 6th game of the year, pitching 9 complete innings and giving up 1 run on 4 hits. He record moves to 6 and 2 on the year. Fred Klages starts for Chicago and gives up 3 runs on 6 hits in 3 1/3 innings. He suffers the loss, evening his record at 4-4. Wilbur Wood (1 2/3 innings, 2 runs, 3 hits), Roger Nelson (3 innings, 0 runs, 0 hits), and Don McMahon (1 inning, 1 run, 1 hit) all relieve for the White Sox. For Baltimore, Dave May has 3 hits and both Frank Robinson (28th of the year, 1st inning, 1 on) and Larry Haney (2nd of the year, 9th inning, 0 on) homer. Robinson, with 3 RBI's in the game, also hits his 23rd double of the year. Chicago has no extra-base hits in the game. The Orioles have 10 hits, 1 error, and leave 4 on base. The White Sox have 4 hits, 0 errors, and leave 5. See Game

Next: September 12. Red Sox/A's, White Sox/Indians DH, Tigers/Orioles, Twins/Senators.

Categories: 1967 AL Pennant Race
Teams: Indians, Orioles, Red Sox, Senators, Tigers, Twins, White Sox
Players: Bob Allison, Dean Chance, Joe Coleman, Joe Coleman, Casey Cox, Larry Haney, Jim Hardin, Harmon Killebrew, Fred Klages, Dave May, Don McMahon, Roger Nelson, Jim Perry, Frank Robinson, Ted Uhlaender, Wood, Wilbur Wood
Games: CHA196709110, WS2196709110

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