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1967 AL Pennant Race. September 12th. Twins lose to Senators. Lonborg wins 20th as Bosox drop A's. Tigers defeat Orioles. White Sox drop two to Indians.

Posted by Ken Revis at 11:25 AM on September 6, 2011

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

Tuesday, September 12, 1967. 1 1/2 games separate the top 4 teams at game time.

AL Standings
Team W L W-L% GB
Twins 83 62 .572 --
Red Sox 82 63 .566 1.0
Tigers 81 64 .559 2.0
White Sox 80 64 .556 2.5



Senators 5, Twins 4.

The Senators, powered by solo home runs off the bats of Fred Valentine (10th of the year, 6th inning) and Frank Howard (34th of the year, 8th inning), defeat the Twins before 6,367 at D.C. Stadium. The Twins have 4 doubles (giving them 11 in two days), two by Rich Rollins (10th and 11th of the year), and one each by Zoilo Versalles (15th)and Cesar Tovar (30th), who is 4 for 4 in the game. Frank Bertaina, who starts for Washington, earns the win, evening his record to 5 and 5. He gives up 3 runs, 2 earned, on 9 hits in 6 2/3 innings pitched. After Dave Baldwin relieves Bertaina with a scoreless 2/3 of an inning, Darold Knowles earns his 13th save of the year with 1 2/3 innings of relief, giving up 1 run on 2 hits. The Senators have 10 hits, 2 errors, and leave 5 on base. The Twins have 12 hits, 0 errors, and leave 9. See Game


Red Sox 3, Athletics 1

Boston's Jim Lonborg wins his 20th game of the year before 27,976 fans at Fenway Park in Boston. Lonborg, who has 7 losses on the year, goes the full 9 innings, giving up 1 run on 8 hits and striking out 8 while walking 2. Catfish Hunter is on the mound for Kansas City and goes 7 1/3 innings, giving up 3 runs on 5 hits. He strikes out 12 and walks only 2. Jim Nash pitches a scoreless 2/3 of an inning in relief of Hunter. Hunter gets the loss, bringing his record to 11 and 15. For Boston, Reggie Smith slams his 14th homer of the year, in the 5th with nobody aboard. Lonborg also triples and drives in a run. Bert Campaneris, who is 3 for 4, homers for Kansas City, his 3rd of the year, in the 8th inning with nobody on, and hits his 29th double. The Red Sox have 5 hits, 0 errors, and leave 2 on base. The Athletics have 8 hits, 0 errors, and leave 6. See Game


Tigers 6, Orioles 4.

The Tigers use 5 pitchers, but still prevail over the Orioles, before 16,224 at Tiger Stadium. Earl Wilson starts for Detroit, but lasts only 1 2/3 innings, giving up 3 runs on 4 hits. Fred Gladding, the 4th Tiger pitcher, gets the win, giving up 1 run on 1 hit over 3 innings. His record now stands at 6 and 4. Gene Brabender starts for the Orioles and goes 4 2/3 innings, yielding 4 runs, 3 earned on 7 hits. Eddie Watt, in relief of Brabender, suffers the loss, giving up 2 runs on 3 hits in 1 1/3 innings. His record moves to 2 and 5. John Buzhardt pitches a scoreless and hitless 7th and 8th innings for the Orioles. For Detroit, Al Kaline hits his 23rd double as well as his 23rd home run, in the 6th inning with 1 aboard. For Baltimore, Paul Blair has 3 hits, and Luis Aparicio (4th of the year, 1st inning, 0 on) and Davey Johnson (10th of the year, 2nd inning, 1 on) both homer. Aparicio also hits his 21st double of the year. The Tigers have 11 hits, 0 errors, and leave 8 on base. The Orioles have 7 hits, 1 error, and leave 6. See Game



Indians 4, White Sox 3. Indians 7, White Sox 1.

The White Sox drop a doubleheader to the Indians before 11,842 at White Sox Park. They have now lost 3 in a row and drop to 3 games behind the Twins. In the opener, the Indians get a 2-run double by Larry Brown and a triple by Chuck Hinton. Sam McDowell is on the mound for Cleveland and he lasts 5 2/3 innings, giving up 2 runs on 3 hits. He gets the win, improving his record to 12 and 13. George Culver comes on in the 6th inning with 2 outs and lasts 1 2/3 innings, giving up 1 run on 3 hits. Bob Allen (2/3 inning) and Orlando Pena (1 inning) pitch hitless and scoreless relief. Pena earns his 7th save of the year. The White Sox use 5 pitchers. Steve Jones starts and lasts just 2 innings, giving up 2 runs on 1 hit. He suffers his 2nd loss of the year, evening his record at 2-2. Chicago has no extra-base hits. The Indians have 7 hits, 0 errors, and leave 6 on base. The White Sox have 6 hits, 1 error, and leave 7. See Game

In the nightcap, Cleveland's Luis Tiant wins his 10th game of the year, giving up 1 run on 4 hits over 9 complete innings. His record moves to 10-9. Tommy John starts for Chicago and gives up 5 runs, 4 earned, on 6 hits, over 4 innings. His suffers the loss, bringing his record to 9 and 11. Don McMahon and Wilbur Wood each pitch 2 scoreless innings in relief of John. Steve Jones pitches the 9th and gives up 2 runs on 2 hits. For Cleveland, Vern Fuller is 3 for 4 with 2 RBI's, and Tony Horton clubs his 4th triple of the year. Pete Ward hits his 18th homer of the year for Chicago, in the 5th inning with nobody aboard. The Indians have 9 hits, 0 errors, and leave 3 on base. The White Sox have 4 hits, 1 error, and leave 4.See Game

Next: September 13. Red Sox/A's, White Sox/Indians, Tigers/Orioles, Twins/Senators.

Categories: 1967 AL Pennant Race
Teams: Athletics, Indians, Orioles, Red Sox, Senators, Tigers, Twins, White Sox
Players: Bob Allen, Bob Allen, Bob Allen, Bob Allen, Luis Aparicio, Dave Baldwin, Frank Bertaina, Paul Blair, Gene Brabender, Larry Brown, John Buzhardt, Bert Campaneris, George Culver, Vern Fuller, Fred Gladding, Chuck Hinton, Tony Horton, Frank Howard, Catfish Hunter, Davey Johnson, Tommy John, Steve Jones, Jones, Jones, Al Kaline, Darold Knowles, Jim Lonborg, Sam McDowell, Don McMahon, Jim Nash, Orlando Pena, Rich Rollins, Reggie Smith, Smith, Luis Tiant, Cesar Tovar, Fred Valentine, Zoilo Versalles, Pete Ward, Eddie Watt, Earl Wilson, Wood, Wilbur Wood
Games: BOS196709120, CHA196709121, CHA196709122, DET196709120, WS2196709120

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