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1967 AL Pennant Race. July 23rd. Red Sox sweep for 10 in a row. Angels win 6th straight.

Posted by Ken Revis at 5:53 PM on July 7, 2011

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

Sunday, July 23, 1967. 2 games separate the top 5 teams as of this morning. The Red Sox, winners of 8 straight are only .5 game out. The Angels have won 5 in a row and are only 1.5 games out.

AL Standings
Team W L W-L% GB
White Sox 51 40 .560 --
Red Sox 50 40 .556 .5
Angels 52 44 .542 1.5
Twins 49 42 .538 2.0
Tigers 49 42 .538 2.0

Red Sox 8 Indians 5; Red Sox 5 Indians 1

The Red Sox win their 9th and 10th straight games at Cleveland. In the first game, Jim Lonborg pitches a complete game, giving up 5 runs on 7 hits, improving his record to 14 and 3. He strikes out 11 batters while walking 2. John O'Donoghue starts for Cleveland, lasting only 2 innings, giving up 6 runs on 6 hits. Steve Bailey, Orlando Pena, and Bob Allen finish up for the Indians. Carl Yastrzemski hits his 24th home run for the Red Sox. Tony Conigliaro and Joy Foy also homer for Boston. Foy's homer is a grand slam. Duke Sims and Vern Fuller homer for the Indians. The Red Sox get 10 hits, the Indians 7. There were no errors in the game. See Game

In the second game, Gary Bell pitches the full 9 innings, as he gives up 1 run on 5 hits. Luis Tiant starts for Cleveland and gives up 5 runs on 8 hits in 6 innings pitched. George Culver and Bob Allen finish up for the Indians. Conigliaro hits his 2nd home run of the day and his 17th of the year. Yastrzemski goes 3 for 4 in the game, raising his average to .325. Lee Maye gets 2 hits for the Indians. Boston compiles 10 hits in the game to the Indians' 5. Cleveland commits the only errror of the game. While the Red Sox have now won 10 in a row, Cleveland has dropped 4 straight. See Game

Yankees 4 Tigers 2; Tigers 7 Yankees 3

In Detroit, the Yankees and Tigers split a doubleheader. In the 1st game, New York's Mel Stottlemyre gets the win, his 8th against 10 losses. He goes 7 innings, giving up 2 runs on 5 hits. Steve Hamilton pitches the last 2 innings for the Yanks, giving up no runs on 1 hit. He gets his 3rd save of he year. Mickey Lolich starts for the Tigers and gets his 12th loss against 5 wins. He goes 8 innings, giving up 3 runs on 9 hits. Pat Dobson finishes for Detroit, pitching 1 inning, giving up 1 run on 2 hits. Joe Pepitone, who is 4 for 4 in the game, hits his 7th home run of the year with 1 man aboard for the Yankees. Dick McAuliffe hits his 18th homer of the year with nobody aboard for the Tigers. The Yankees have 11 hits in the game to the Tigers 6. Detroit has 4 errors in the game, New York none. See Game

In the second game, the Tigers turn the table on the Yankees. Johnny Podres goes for the Tigers. He lasts 3 2/3 innings, giving up 1 run on 4 hits. John Hiller relieves Podres and earns the win, his 1st against 0 losses. He goes 2 1/3 innings, giving up 2 runs on 4 hits. Mike Marshall gets the save, his 8th of the year. Marshall pitches 3 innings of shutout ball, giving up 1 hit. Fritz Peterson starts for New York and gets his 10th loss of the year against 2 victories. He gives up 5 runs on 5 hits in 3 2/3 innings. Thad Tillotson and Dooley Womack finish for the Yankees. Willie Horton and Jim Landis homer for the Tigers, both with no men aboard. Hiller, helping his own cause has 2 RBI's in the game. Bill Robinson hits a 2-run homer for the Yankees. Tom Tresh, playing left field, goes 3 for 4 in the game, including his 15th double of the year. Elston Howard goes 2 for 4, including 2 doubles. The Tigers get 12 hits in the game to the Yankees 9. New York has one error in the game, the Tigers none. See Game

White Sox 8 Athletics 4; White Sox 1 Athletics 0

The first place White Sox sweep the A's at Kansas City. In the 1st game, Chicago's Joe Horlen gets his 12th win of the year against 3 losses. He goes 7 innings, giving up 4 runs on 6 hits. Bob Locker gets the save, his 12th of the year, giving up 0 runs in 2 innings. The A's Paul Lindblad gets the loss, his 4th against 5 wins. He lasts only 2 innings, giving up 5 runs on 8 hits. Diego Segui and Jack Sanford finish up for Kansas City. Segui pitches 4 innings of shutout ball. Sanford gives up 3 runs on 4 hits in 3 innings pitched. Chicago's Tommie Agee hits the only home run in the game, with 1 man aboard. Pete Ward also triples for the White Sox. Walt Williams has 2 doubles in the game for Chicago. Ken Harrelson is 2 for 4 in the game for the Athletics. The White Sox have 13 hits to the A's 8. Both teams have an error in the game. See Game

In the 2nd game, a pitcher's duel, Chicago's Gary Peters wins his 12th of the year against 5 losses. He gives up 0 runs on 5 hits in 7 2/3 innings pitched. Hoyt Wilhelm gets the save, his 10th, giving up 0 runs on 1 hit in 1 1/3 innings. Jim Nash goes all the way for Kansas City, yielding the game's only run in the 2nd inning. He gives up only 3 hits in the game, getting his 10th loss against 10 wins. There were no home runs in the game. Neither team committed an error. See Game

Angels 2 Twins 1

For the 2nd day in a row, the Angels defeat the Twins by a 2 to 1 score in Anaheim. The Angels have now won 6 in a row, while the Twins have now dropped 6 in a row. Jack Hamilton gets his 7th win of the year, against 1 defeat. He pitches 6 innings, giving up 1 run on 2 hits. Minnie Rojas gets the save for California, his 19th of the year, while giving up 0 runs and 1 hit in 3 innings pitched. Dean Chance loses his 8th of the year against 11 wins. He lasts 6 innings, giving up 2 runs, both unearned, on 4 hits. Ron Kline pitches 2 innings of shutout ball for the Twins, while giving up 1 hit. Both Angel runs occur in the 3rd inning. Jose Cardenal knocks in the first run, which was unearned, due to an error by Rod Carew on an earlier play. Cardenal steals 2nd base and then steals home after getting to 3rd on a Chance wild pitch. There were no home runs in the game. Carew's error is the only error in the game. See Game

Next: July 24th. Can the Red Sox make it 11 straight wins and the Angels 7 straight? Will the Twins end their losing streak at 6?

Categories: 1967 AL Pennant Race
Teams: Angels, Athletics, Indians, Red Sox, Tigers, Twins, White Sox, Yankees
Players: Tommie Agee, Bob Allen, Bob Allen, Bob Allen, Bob Allen, Steve Bailey, Gary Bell, Jose Cardenal, Rod Carew, Dean Chance, Tony Conigliaro, George Culver, Pat Dobson, Vern Fuller, Jack Hamilton, Steve Hamilton, Ken Harrelson, John Hiller, Joe Horlen, Willie Horton, Elston Howard, Ron Kline, Jim Landis, Paul Lindblad, Bob Locker, Mickey Lolich, Jim Lonborg, Mike Marshall, Mike Marshall, Lee May, Lee Maye, Dick McAuliffe, Jim Nash, John O'Donoghue, John O'Donoghue, Orlando Pena, Joe Pepitone, Fritz Peterson, Gary Peters, Johnny Podres, Bill Robinson, Minnie Rojas, Jack Sanford, Jack Sanford, Diego Segui, Duke Sims, Mel Stottlemyre, Mel Stottlemyre, Luis Tiant, Thad Tillatson, Tom Tresh, Pete Ward, Hoyt Wilhelm, Walt Williams, Dooley Womack, Carl Yastrzemski
Games: CAL196707230, CLE196707231, CLE196707232, DET196707231, DET196707232, KC1196707231, KC1196707232

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