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1967 AL Pennant Race - July 21. 3 games separate the top 5 teams.

Posted by Ken Revis at 9:32 AM on June 29, 2011

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

July 21, 1967. The #1 song of the day, according to Billboard, continues to be "Windy" by The Association, and the 1967 American League pennant race is close than ever, with 3 games separating the top 5 teams.




AL Standings
Team W L W-L% GB
White Sox 50 39 .562 --
Twins 49 40 .551 1.0
Red Sox 48 40 .545 1.5
Angels 50 44 .532 2.5
Tigers 47 42 .528 3.0


Red Sox 6 Indians 2

The Red Sox win their 7th game in a row at Cleveland Stadium. Bucky Brandon goes the full 9 innings, winning his 4th game of the year against 7 losses. He gives up 2 runs on 8 hits, striking out 6 and walking only 2. Luis Tiant loses his 5th game of the year against 7 wins. He goes only 3 innings, giving up 4 runs on 4 hits. Steve Bailey, Ed Connolly, and Orlando Pena finish up for Cleveland. Both teams get 8 hits in the game, with neither team committing an error. Joe Foy is the hitting star for Boston, as he hits a 3 run home run, his 14th of the year, in the 3rd inning off Tiant. Brandon, Tony Conigliaro, and George Scott all double in the game. For Cleveland, Leon Wagner hits his 14th home run of the year, with 1 on in the 8th inning. See Game


Tigers 4 Yankees 2

The Tigers win their 2nd in a row, while the Yanks lose their 5th straight at Tiger Stadium before 33,730 fans. Denny McLain wins his 11th of the year against 11 losses. He pitches 7 innings, giving up 2 runs with 6 hits. He strikes out 6 and walks 2. Mike Marshall gets his 6th save of the year for Detroit. New York's Steve Barber loses his 11th of the year against 5 victories. He gives up 4 runs on 12 hits, and is taken out in the 5th after yielding 3 straight singles to start the inning. Thad Tillotson and Joe Verbanic finish up for the Yankees, giving up no runs in 4 innings pitched. For Detroit, Willie Horton is 3 for 3, Don Wert 3 for 5, Bill Freehan 2 for 4, and Mickey Stanley 2 for 3. Horton knocks in 2 runs in the game, his 36th and 37th. For New York, Roy White is 2 for 3, with 2 RBI's. In all, the Tigers get 15 hits in the game to the Yankees 8. Neither team commits an error. See Game

White Sox 5 Athletics 4

First place Chicago, in an away game at Kansas City, starts Wilbur Wood, who gets his 2nd win of the year against 0 losses. Catfish Hunter goes for the A's, and gets his 9th loss against 8 wins. Bob Locker gets his 11th save of the year for the White Sox. Wood goes 7 2/3 innings, giving up 2 runs on 6 hits. Only 1 of the runs is earned. Hoyt Wilhelm and Locker finish up for Chicago. Wilhelm gives up 2 runs on 3 hits in 1 inning pitched. Locker gives up 0 runs in his 1/3 of an inning. For the A's, Diego Segui relieves Hunter and goes 2 1/3 innings, giving up 1 run on 1 hit. Tony Pierce finishes up for Kansas City, going 2/3 of an inning and giving up 0 runs on 1 hit. Wayne Causey gets 3 hits and knocks in 2 for Chicago. Also for the White Sox, Walt Williams and Don Buford are both 2 for 4 in the game. Ken Harrelson is 2 for 4 in the game for the A's. In total, Chicago gets 11 hits to Kansas City's 9. The White Sox commit 3 errors in the game. The A's have 1 miscue. See Game

Angels 2 Twins 1

The Angels win their 4th game in a row in Anaheim. The Twins have now lost 4 in a row. George Brunet wins his 9th game of the year against 12 losses. He goes 8 2/3 innings and gives up 1 run on 7 hits, compiling 6 strikeouts against 3 walks. Minnie Rojas picks up his 18th save of the year. For the Twins, Dave Boswell loses his 6th of the year against 8 wins. He lasts 5 innings, giving up 2 runs on 6 hits while striking out 7 and walking 4. Jim Perry and Jim Roland pitch the remaining 3 innings, giving up 0 runs on 2 hits. For the Angels, Jimmie Hall is 2 for 4 and Bobby Knoop is 2 for 3, with Knoop knocking in his 23rd run of the game. Tom Satriano, who goes 1 for 3 in the game, knocks in the other run for California. For the Twins, Harmon Killebrew, 2 for 3 in the game, hits his 28th home run of the year, accounting for Minnesota's only run. The Angels get 8 hits in the game, while the Twins get 7. Each team commits 1 error. See Game

Next: July 22nd. Red Sox go for 8 in a row.

Categories: 1967 AL Pennant Race
Teams: Angels, Athletics, Indians, Red Sox, Tigers, Twins, White Sox, Yankees
Players: Steve Bailey, Steve Barber, Steve Barber, Dave Boswell, Bucky Brandon, George Brunet, Don Buford, Wayne Causey, Tony Conigliaro, Ed Connolly, Ed Connolly, Joe Foy, Bill Freehan, Jimmie Hall, Ken Harrelson, Willie Horton, Catfish Hunter, Harmon Killebrew, Bobby Knoop, Bob Locker, Mike Marshall, Mike Marshall, Denny McLain, Orlando Pena, Jim Perry, Tony Pierce, Minnie Rojas, Jim Roland, Tom Satriano, George Scott, George Scott, Scott, Diego Segui, Mickey Stanley, Luis Tiant, Thad Tillatson, Joe Verbanic, Leon Wagner, Don Wert, Roy White, Hoyt Wilhelm, Wood, Wilbur Wood
Games: CAL196707210, CLE196707210, DET196707210, KC1196707210

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