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1967 AL Pennant Race. September 13th. Kaat wins 13th as Twins top Senators. Red Sox beat A's. Horton, Kaline slug Tigers to win over Orioles. White Sox win 1-0 in 17 innings.

Posted by Ken Revis at 8:24 AM on September 7, 2011

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

Wednesday, September 13, 1967. 3 games separate the top 4 teams at game time.

AL Standings
Team W L W-L% GB
Twins 83 63 .568 --
Red Sox 83 63 .568 --
Tigers 82 64 .562 1.0
White Sox 80 66 .548 3.0



Twins 3, Senators 2

Harmon Killebrew hits his 39th home run of the year, pulling him into a tie for the lead with Carl Yastrzemski, as the Twins beat the Senators before 7,499 at D.C. Stadium. Killebrew hits the homer in the 1st inning, with 1 aboard. Jim Kaat wins his 13th of the year, against 13 losses, pitching 8 innings and giving up 2 runs on 9 hits. He strikes out 9 and walks 1. Dean Chance gets his 1st save of the year pitching a hitless and scoreless 9th inning with 2 strikeouts. Phil Ortega is on the mound for Washington, going 6 innings and giving up 3 runs on 5 hits. He suffers the loss, evening his record at 9 and 9. Bob Priddy (2 innings) and Casey Cox (1 inning) pitch 3 hitless and scoreless innings. Bob Allison triples, his 5th of the year, driving in the 3rd Minnesota run. Paul Casanova is 3 for 4 for Washington. The Twins have 5 hits, 1 error, and leave 4 on base. The Senators have 9 hits, 0 errors, and leave 7. See Game


Red Sox 4, Athletics 2

The Red Sox score 3 in the 8th inning and win their 4th in a row before 12,257 fans at Fenway Park in Boston. Lee Stange starts for Boston and pitches 7 innings, giving up only 1 unearned run on 6 hits. He strikes out 8 and walks none. John Wyatt pitches the 8th and 9th, giving up 1 run on 2 hits. He gets the win, improving his record to 9 and 6. The A's use 5 pitchers. Roberto Rodriguez starts, and gives up 1 run on 4 hits in 4 innings pitched. Bill Stafford and Diego Segui each pitch a scoreless inning in relief or Rodriguez. Jack Aker comes on in the 7th and works 1 2/3 innings, giving up 3 runs on 3 hits. He suffers the loss, bringing his record to 3 and 8. Lew Krausse comes on to get the last out in the 8th. Rico Petrocelli strokes his 23rd double of the year, driving in 2 of his 3 RBI's in the game. Jim Gosger hits his 5th triple of the year for Kansas City. The Red Sox have 9 hits and 2 errors. The A's have 8 hits and 1 error. Each team leaves 7 on base. See Game


Tigers 6, Orioles 1.

Willie Horton (2 RBI's) doubles (his 18th) and triples (2nd), and Al Kaline (3 for 4), homers (24th) and doubles (24th), to lead the Tigers over the Orioles before 16,719 at Tiger Stadium in Detroit. Mickey Lolich wins his 11th of the year, giving up 1 run on 5 hits in a complete 9 inning effort. He also strikes out 8 and walks 1. His record improves to 11 and 12. Pete Richert starts for Baltimore and works 4 innings, giving up 4 runs on 6 hits. Bill Dillman comes on in the 5th and goes 3 innings, giving up 2 runs on 3 hits. Dave McNally pitches a hitless and scoreless 8th. Kaline's homer is in the 3rd inning with nobody aboard. Dick Tracewski also homers for Detroit, his 1st of the year, also in the 3rd inning with nobody on. For Baltimore, Brooks Robinson is 3 for 4 and Davey Johnson hits his 26th double. The Tigers have 9 hits, 1 error, and leave 6 on base. The Orioles have 5 hits, 0 errors, and leave 5. See Game



White Sox 1, Indians 0

Before 9,929 at White Sox Park, Rocky Colavito, in a win over his former teammates, drives in the only run of the game with a base hit in the bottom of the 17th inning. The run is unearned as Ray Fosse, the Cleveland catcher, is charged with a passed ball, allowing Buddy Bradford to move to 2nd base and then score on the Colavito single. Gary Peters goes 11 innings for Chicago, giving up no runs on only 1 hit. He strikes out 7 and walks 10. Bob Locker (2 innings, 1 hit), Roger Nelson (3 innings, 3 hits), and Don McMahon (1 inning, 0 hits) pitch 6 scoreless innings in relief of Peters. McMahon gets the win, improving his record to 5 and 2. Sonny Siebert starts for Cleveland and also lasts 11 innings, giving up 0 runs on 4 hits. Orlando Pena pitches 3 scoreless innings, giving up 1 hit, and Bobby Tiefenauer pitches the last 2 1/3 innings, yielding the 1 unearned run on 3 hits. He suffers his 1st loss of the year, against 0 victories. Chicago's Tommy McCraw, with 2 hits, is the only player in the game to have more than 1 hit. Don Buford triples, his 9th, for the White Sox. Joe Azcue also triples for Cleveland, his 4th of the year. The only other extra-base hit is a double by Ron Hansen of the White Sox, his 20th of the year. Chicago has 8 hits, 1 error, and leaves 10 on base. Cleveland has 5 hits, 1 error, and leaves 11. See Game

Next: September 14. White Sox/Indians Twins/Senators.

Categories: 1967 AL Pennant Race
Teams: Athletics, Indians, Orioles, Red Sox, Senators, Tigers, Twins, White Sox
Players: Jack Aker, Bob Allison, Joe Azcue, Buddy Bradford, Don Buford, Paul Casanova, Dean Chance, Rocky Colavito, Casey Cox, Bill Dillman, Ray Fosse, Jim Gosger, Ron Hansen, Willie Horton, Davey Johnson, Jim Kaat, Al Kaline, Harmon Killebrew, Lew Krausse, Lew Krausse, Bob Locker, Mickey Lolich, Tommy McCraw, Don McMahon, Dave McNally, Roger Nelson, Phil Ortega, Orlando Pena, Gary Peters, Rico Petrocelli, Bob Priddy, Pete Richert, Brooks Robinson, Roberto Rodriguez, Diego Segui, Sonny Siebert, Bill Stafford, Stafford, Lee Stange, Bobby Tiefenauer, Dick Tracewski, John Wyatt, Carl Yastrzemski
Games: BOS196709130, CHA196709130, DET196709130, WS2196709130

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