Our Blog: 1967 AL Pennant Race
1967 AL Pennant Race. September 16th. Wilson wins 21st and Tigers take sole possession of 1st. White Sox score 4 in 9th to win over Twins. Red Sox lose to Orioles.
Posted by Ken Revis at 8:38 AM on September 9, 2011
Saturday, September 16, 1967. 3 teams are tied for first at game time.
Tigers 5, Senators 4
The Tigers win their 4th in a row before 24,949 fans at Tiger Stadium in Detroit and, with Boston and Minnesota's loss, take sole possession of 1st place. Earl Wilson wins his 21st game of the year, giving up 2 runs on 5 hits over 7 1/3 innings. Fred Lasher earns his 9th save of the year, giving up 2 runs on 3 hits in 1 2/3 innings. The Senators use 6 pitchers. Bob Priddy starts and lasts only 3 1/3 innings, giving up 3 run on 6 hits. He gets charged with the loss, moving his record to 3 and 7 on the year. For Detroit, Norm Cash smashes a 2-run home run in the 5th inning. It's Cash's 19th homer of the year. Mike Epstein has a solo home run for Washington, which he hits in the 7th inning. He now has 9 homers for the season. The Tigers have 12 hits, 0 errors, and leave 14 on base. The Senators have 8 hits, 1 error, and leave 7. See Game
White Sox 5, Twins 4
Before 33,429 fans at White Sox Park in Chicago, the White Sox win their 4th in a row by scoring 4 runs, overcoming a 3 run deficit, in the last of the 9th inning. Chicago scores with the benefit of 4 singles, 2 errors (1 committed by Dean Chance, the Twins' starter), a wild pitch, and 2 intentional walks. Tommy John starts for Chicago and lasts 6 innings, giving up 4 runs on 5 hits. Don McMahon (2 innings) and Bob Locker (1 inning) pitch 3 hitless and scoreless innings. Locker is credited with the win, improving his record to 7 and 4. Chance, looking for his 19th win, goes 4 batters into the 9th inning without retiring anybody. He gives way to Jim Kaat and then Al Worthington, neither of whom can retire the side before the winning run is scored. Chance gets the loss, moving his record to 18 and 12. He is charged with 5 runs, 4 earned, on 9 hits. For Chicago, who has no extra-base hits in the game, Ken Berry is 3 for 4 and Rocky Colavito drives in 2 runs. Bob Allison homers for the Twins, his 21st of the year, in the 6th inning with nobody aboard. The White Sox have 10 hits, 3 errors, and leave 9 on base. The Twins have 5 hits, 2 errors, and leave 3. See Game
Orioles 6, Red Sox 2
Before 27,219 at Fenway Park in Boston, the Orioles beat the Red Sox for the 2nd game in a row. Jim Hardin pitches a complete 9 inning game, giving up 1 run on 3 hits, while striking out 8 and walking 1. His record improves to 7 and 2. Jim Lonborg, looking for his 21st win, starts for Boston. He lasts 6 innings, giving up 2 runs on 9 hits, also striking out 8 while walking 2. He takes the loss, bringing his record to 20 and 8. John Wyatt, in relief of Lonborg, goes 2 innings, giving up 2 runs on 1 hit, and Bucky Brandon pitches the 9th, yielding 0 runs on 1 hit. For Baltimore, Paul Blair is 4 for 4, including 2 doubles, bringing him to 27 2-baggers on the season. Also for the Orioles, Boog Powell hits a 3-run home run in the 7th inning. He now has 11 homers on the year. Rico Petrocelli homers for Boston, his 16th of the year, in the 2nd inning, with nobody on. The Orioles have 11 hits, 0 errors, and leave 10 on base. The Red Sox have 3 hits, 0 errors, and leave 3. See Game
Next: September 17. Red Sox/Orioles, Twins/White Sox, and Tigers/Senators face off again.
Categories: 1967 AL Pennant Race
Teams: Orioles, Red Sox, Senators, Tigers, Twins, White Sox
Players: Bob Allison, Ken Berry, Paul Blair, Bucky Brandon, Norm Cash, Dean Chance, Rocky Colavito, Mike Epstein, Jim Hardin, Tommy John, Jim Kaat, Fred Lasher, Bob Locker, Jim Lonborg, Don McMahon, Rico Petrocelli, Boog Powell, Bob Priddy, Earl Wilson, Al Worthington, John Wyatt
Games: BOS196709160, CHA196709160, DET196709160