Our Blog: 1967 AL Pennant Race
1967 AL Pennant Race. September 25th. Twins lose to Angels. Yanks top Tigers on Downing's 4 hitter. After play, with only 6 days left in season, 1 1/2 games still separate top 4 teams.
Posted by Ken Revis at 9:16 AM on September 21, 2011
Monday, September 25, 1967. Only 1 1/2 games separate the top 4 teams as play
Angels 9, Twins 2.
Before 9,876 fans at Metropolitan Stadium in Minnesota, the Angels beat the 1st place Twins, further tightening the already tight pennant race. George Brunet starts for the Angels and lasts only 3/13 innings, giving up 2 runs on 7 hits. Jack Hamilton comes on in relief of Brunet and pitches 2 2/3 shutout innings, giving up 3 hits. He gets the win, improving his record to 11 and 6. Curt Simmons earns his 1st save of the year throwing 3 scoreless innings. The Twins use 6 pitchers. Jim Merritt starts and goes just 1 1/3 innings, giving up 4 runs, 3 earned on 6 hits. He suffers the loss, moving his record to 13 and 7. Jim Perry (1 2/3 innings, 0 runs, 1 hit), Dave Boswell (1/3 inning, 3 runs, 4 hits), Mudcat Grant (2/3 inning, 0 runs, 0 hits), Ron Kline (2 innings, 0 runs, 2 hits), and Jim Roland (3 innings, 2 runs, 2 hits) all relieve for Minnesota. Despite scoring 9 runs, the only extra base hit for California is Jim Fregosi's 6th triple of the year. Fregosi and Rick Reichardt both have 3 hits in the game. For the Twins, who have no extra base hits, Cesar Tovar and Rod Carew each have 2 hits. The Angels have 15 hits, 0 errors, and leave 8 on base. The Twins have 11 hits, 1 error, and leave 9. See Game
Yankees 2, Tigers 0.
Before 8,652 at Yankee Stadium, New York's Al Downing throws a complete game 4 hit shutout, improving his record to 14 and 10. Earl Wilson, looking for his 23rd win, suffers the loss instead. He gives up 2 runs on 8 hits in 7 innings pitched. His record moves to 22 and 11. John Hiller pitches the 8th inning, giving up 0 runs on 2 hits. The only extra base hit in the game is on the Yankee side, Jerry Kenney's 2nd double of the year. The Yankees have 10 hits, including 2 each by Kenney, Joe Pepitone, Roy White, and Charley Smith. Al Kaline has 2 hits for the Tigers. New York has 10 hits, 1 error, and leaves 10 on base. Detroit has 4 hits, 0 errors, and leaves 6. See Game
After play, and with only 6 days left to the season, 1 1/2 games separate all 4 teams, with the Twins and Red Sox tied for 1st, the White Sox 1/2 out, and the Tigers 1 1/2 behind.
Next: September 26, Twins/Angels. Red Sox/Indians. Tigers/Yankees
Categories: 1967 AL Pennant Race
Teams: Angels, Indians, Red Sox, Tigers, Twins, White Sox, Yankees
Players: Dave Boswell, George Brunet, Rod Carew, Al Downing, Jim Fregosi, Mudcat Grant, Jack Hamilton, John Hiller, Al Kaline, Jerry Kenney, Ron Kline, Jim Merritt, Joe Pepitone, Jim Perry, Rick Reichardt, Jim Roland, Curt Simmons, Charley Smith, Smith, Cesar Tovar, Roy White, Earl Wilson
Games: MIN196709250, NYA196709250