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1967 AL Pennant Race. September 15th. Horlen wins 17th over Twins, and White Sox move to within 1 1/2 games of lead. Red Sox lose to Orioles. Tigers come from behind to beat Senators. Red Sox, Tigers, Twins tied for 1st.

Posted by Ken Revis at 8:44 AM on September 8, 2011

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

Friday, September 15, 1967. 2 1/2 games separate the top 4 teams at game time.

AL Standings
Team W L W-L% GB
Twins 84 63 .571 --
Red Sox 84 63 .571 --
Tigers 83 64 .565 1.0
White Sox 82 66 .554 2.5




White Sox 7, Twins 3

Before 25,442 fans at White Sox Park in Chicago, the White Sox win their 3rd in a row by beating the 1st place Twins and moving to within 1 1/2 games of the top. Joe Horlen, improving his record to 17 and 6, pitches a complete 9 innings, giving up 3 runs, 2 earned, on 3 hits. The Twins use 5 pitchers. Dave Boswell starts and lasts only 1 2/3 innings, giving up 3 runs on 4 hits. He gets the loss, moving his record to 13 and 11. The White Sox get 2 solo home runs, in the 6th and 8th innings, from Ron Hansen, who is 4 for 4 and drives in 4 runs. Ken Boyer is 3 for 4 for Chicago. For Minnesota, Tony Oliva hits his 15th home run of the year in the 9th inning, with 1 aboard. The White Sox have 13 hits, 1 error, and leave 8 on base. The Twins have 3 hits, 1 error, and leave 2. See Game


Orioles 6, Red Sox 2

Baltimore's Tom Phoebus wins his 13th game of the year, before 32,489 fans at Fenway Park in Boston, halting the Red Sox win streak at 4 games. Phoebus pitches 6 2/3 innings, giving up 2 runs on 6 hits. His record moves to 13 and 8. Moe Drabowsky picks up his 11th save of the year by pitching 2 1/3 hitless and scoreless innings in relief of Phoebus. Dave Morehead starts for Boston and lasts only 2 2/3 innings, giving up 3 runs on 3 hits. Jose Santiago (2 1/3 innings, 3 hits), Bucky Brandon (2 innings, 1 hit), and Sparky Lyle (2 innings, 1 hit) each gives up a run in the Boston loss. For the Orioles, Paul Blair strokes his 25th double of the year, and Frank Robinson, with 2 RBI's, hits a solo home run in the 7th. He now has 29 homers on the year. For Boston, Reggie Smith also homers (his 15th), in the 5th inning, with nobody aboard, and Carl Yastrzemski is 3 for 4, including his 26th double of the year. The Orioles have 8 hits, 0 errors, and leave 8 on base. The Red Sox have 6 hits, 1 error, and leave 6. See Game


Tigers 5, Senators 4

The Tigers score 3 in the 8th and 1 in the 9th to win their 3rd in a row. They do it before a home crowd of 20,988 at Tiger Stadium. The 3 runs in the 8th come via a 3- run home run, with 2 outs, from Bill Freehan, his 20th homer of the year. The run in the 9th is driven in by a Willie Horton single, also with 2 outs, scoring Dick McAuliffe from 2nd base. The Tigers use 6 pitchers in the game. Joe Sparma gets the start and lasts only 1 1/3 innings, giving up 3 runs on 3 hits. Of the 5 relievers, only Dave Wickersham gives up a run. He does so in the 6th inning, on a solo home run by Frank Coggins. Fred Lasher, the 6th Detroit pitcher, gets the win, his 2nd of the year against 0 losses. He pitches a hitless and scoreless 9th inning. The Senators use 4 pitchers. Dick Bosman starts, and goes 6 1/3 innings, giving up 1 run on 6 hits. Casey Cox gets the loss, his 4th against 7 wins, giving up the 1 run in the 9th, on 2 hits. Freehan's home run is the only extra-base hit for Detroit. Coggins' home run is his 1st of the year. He 's also 3 for 4 in the game, including his 1st double of the year, and has 3 RBI's. The Tigers have 10 hits, 0 errors, and leave 9 on base. The Senators have 6 hits, 0 errors, and leave 8. See Game

Next: September 16. Red Sox/Orioles, Twins/White Sox, and Tigers/Senators.

Categories: 1967 AL Pennant Race
Teams: Orioles, Red Sox, Senators, Tigers, Twins, White Sox
Players: Paul Blair, Dick Bosman, Dave Boswell, Ken Boyer, Bucky Brandon, Frank Coggins, Casey Cox, Moe Drabowsky, Bill Freehan, Ron Hansen, Joe Horlen, Willie Horton, Fred Lasher, Sparky Lyle, Dick McAuliffe, Dave Morehead, Tony Oliva, Tom Phoebus, Frank Robinson, Jose Santiago, Jose Santiago, Jose Santiago, Reggie Smith, Smith, Joe Sparma, Dave Wickersham, Carl Yastrzemski
Games: BOS196709150, CHA196709150, DET196709150

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