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1967 AL Pennant Race. August 2nd. Angels win. White Sox, Red Sox, Twins lose. Tigers split.

Posted by Ken Revis at 12:05 PM on July 21, 2011

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

Wednesday, August 2, 1967. 6 games separate the top 5 teams as of this morning.

AL Standings
Team W L W-L% GB
White Sox 59 42 .584 --
Red Sox 57 45 .559 2.5
Tigers 54 45 .545 4.0
Twins 54 47 .535 5.0
Angels 55 50 .524 6.0

Indians 5, White Sox 1

In Cleveland before 7,340, the Indians' Steve Hargan pitches a 7-hit complete game, winning his 11th game of the year against 8 losses. Wilbur Wood gets the loss for 1st- place Chicago, his 1st against 3 wins. He gives up 3 runs on 5 hits in only 2 innings. John Buzhardt gives up the other 2 Indian runs. Leon Wagner hits the only home run for Cleveland, with nobody on. Tony Horton goes 4 for 4 in the game for the Indians. The only extra base hit for Chicago is a double by Ron Hansen. The Indians have 15 hits, 0 errors, and leave 10 on base. The White Sox have 7 hits, 1 error, and leave 6. See Game

Athletics 8, Red Sox 6

Before 24,581 fans in Boston, the Athletics use 5 pitchers to beat the Red Sox 8-6. Jim Nash starts for Kansas City and lasts only 2 2/3 innings, giving up 5 runs, 4 earned, on 6 hits. Diego Segui, who relieves in the 7th inning, gets the win, his 2nd against 3 losses. Lew Krausse gets the save, his 2nd of the year. Gary Bell starts for Boston. He gives up 4 runs, but only 1 earned, on 5 hits in 6 innings pitched. John Wyatt, who comes in in the 7th and goes 2 batters into the 8th, gets the loss, his 5th against 5 wins. He gives up 4 runs on 5 hits in 1 inning pitched. Jose Santiago finishes for Boston, pitching 2 innings of shutout ball. Ken Harrelson hits a solo home run for the Athletics, his 7th of the year. He also doubles in the game. Mike Andrews hits his 6th home run of the year for the Red Sox with 1 on. The Athletics gets 12 hits, 2 errors, and leave 8. The Red Sox have 8 hits, 2 errors, and leave 5. See Game

Angels 5, Yankees 4

The Angels score 2 runs in the top of the 9th inning and beat the Yankees 5-4 before 10,467 in New York. Minnie Rojas gets the win, his 8th of the year, after he comes in to relieve Jack Hamilton, who starts for the Angels. Hamilton goes 6 1/3 innings, giving up 4 runs on 5 hits. Rojas goes 1 2/3 innings giving up 0 runs on 1 hit. Bill Kelso earns his 7th save for California, giving up 0 runs on 1 hit in pitching the 9th. The Yankees use 5 pitchers in the game. Fritz Peterson gets the start, lasting 6 2/3 innings and giving up 3 runs on 8 hits. Bill Monbouquette suffers the loss, his 2nd against 0 wins, as he gives up the 2 Angel runs in the 9th. For California, Bobby Knoop hits his 7th home run of the year with nobody on, and Jose Cardenal triples and knocks in 2. Roy White homers for New York with 1 on. It's White's 1st home run of the year. The Angels have 12 hits, 1 error, and leave 10 on base. The Yankees have 7 hits, 2 errors, and leave 7. See Game

Senators 5, Twins 4

Before 17,795 fans in Washington, the Senators score a run in the 11th inning,on a Hank Allen single, to defeat the Twins 5-4. Each team uses 4 pitchers. Casey Cox gets his 5th win of the year for the Senators while Al Worthington suffers his 7th loss. Both pitchers came in to relieve in the 11th inning. Cap Peterson gets the only extra base hit in the game, a double in the bottom half of the 2nd. Washington has 10 hits, 0 errors, and leave 4. Minnesota has 8 hits, 0 errors, and also leave 4. See Game

Tigers 4, Orioles 2. Orioles 2, Tigers 1

The Tigers and Orioles split a twin-bill at Baltimore before 12,001 fans. In the opener, the Tigers score 3 runs in the first on a 2-run homer by Al Kaline and a bases- empty homer by Norm Cash. Joe Sparma gets his 11th win of the year for Detroit, going 6 1/3 innings, giving up 2 runs on 5 hits. Sparma has 4 losses on the year. John Hiller picks up his 2nd save of the year for the Tigers in 2 2/3 innings of hitless ball. Baltimore's Gene Brabender gets his 2nd loss of the year, giving up 4 runs on 8 hits in 7 innings pitched. Brabender has yet to win this year. Eddie Fisher relieves and pitches 2 innings of hitless ball for the Orioles. Kaline's and Cash's homers are their 16th and 14th of the year respectively. The Orioles have no extra base hits in the game. The Tigers have 8 hits, 0 errors, and leave 4 on base. The Orioles have 5 hits, 0 errors, and leave 8. See Game

In the nightcap, the Orioles turn the tables on the Tigers and defeat them 2-1, as they score 2 runs in the bottom of the 9th on a walk-off 2-run home run by Brooks Robinson. Jim Hardin gives up only 1 run on 4 hits in 8 innings pitched for Baltimore, but doesn't get the win. Moe Drabowsky gets the win for the Orioles, his 7th of the year against 1 loss, after he comes in to relieve in the 9th inning. Fred Gladding starts for Detroit and pitches 5 innings of 5-hit shutout ball. Pat Dobson comes in in the 6th inning and yields the Robinson home run, the only hit he allows, in the 9th. He suffers his 1st loss of the year. Robinson's home run is his 16th of the year, He also has 3 hits in the game. The Tigers have no extra base hits. The Orioles have 6 hits, 0 errors, and leave 5 on base. The Tigers have 4 hits, 0 errors, and leave 4. See Game

Next: August 3rd. Red Sox/A's; Tigers/Orioles

Categories: 1967 AL Pennant Race
Teams: Angels, Athletics, Indians, Orioles, Red Sox, Senators, Tigers, Twins, White Sox, Yankees
Players: Hank Allen, Mike Andrews, Gary Bell, Gene Brabender, John Buzhardt, Jose Cardenal, Norm Cash, Casey Cox, Pat Dobson, Moe Drabowsky, Eddie Fisher, Fred Gladding, Jack Hamilton, Ron Hansen, Jim Hardin, Steve Hargan, Ken Harrelson, John Hiller, Tony Horton, Al Kaline, Bill Kelso, Bobby Knoop, Lew Krausse, Lew Krausse, Bill Monbouquette, Jim Nash, Cap Peterson, Fritz Peterson, Brooks Robinson, Minnie Rojas, Jose Santiago, Jose Santiago, Jose Santiago, Diego Segui, Joe Sparma, Leon Wagner, Roy White, Wood, Wilbur Wood, Al Worthington, John Wyatt
Games: BAL196708021, BAL196708022, BOS196708020, CLE196708020, NYA196708020, WS2196708020

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