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1967 AL Pennant Race. August 3rd. McLain wins 13th as Tigers win. Red Sox also victorious.

Posted by Ken Revis at 11:13 AM on July 22, 2011

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

Thursday, August 3, 1967. 5 games separate the top 5 teams as of this morning.

AL Standings
Team W L W-L% GB
White Sox 59 43 .578 --
Red Sox 57 46 .553 2.5
Tigers 55 46 .545 3.5
Twins 54 48 .529 5.0
Angels 56 50 .528 5.0

Red Sox 5, Athletics 3

Before 18,920 fans in Boston, the Red Sox and Athletics use 9 combined pitchers. Bill Landis starts for the Red Sox and lasts only 2 innings, giving up 3 runs on 3 hits. Dave Morehead comes on in relief and pitches 5 shutout innings on 4 hits. He gets the win, his 1st against 1 loss. Sparky Lyle and John Wyatt finish up for Boston, with Wyatt picking up his 15th save of the year. Catfish Hunter starts for Kansas City and lasts 5 1/3 innings, giving up 4 runs on 10 hits. He suffers his 11th loss of the year against 9 wins. Jack Aker, Paul Lindblad, Lew Krausse, and Tony Pierce all come on in relief for the Athletics, with Krausse giving up the 5th Boston run. Mike Andrews, who is 3 for 5 in the game, hits his 7th homer of the year for the Red Sox with nobody on. For Kansas City, Ken Harrelson hits his 8th home run of the year with 1 on. Boston has 5 runs, 14 hits, and leaves 11 on base. Kansas City has 9 hits, 1 error, and leaves 6. The Red Sox also acquire Elston Howard from the Yankees on this day. See Game

Tigers 5, Orioles 0.

In Baltimore before 9,168 fans, in a game that gets called after 2 outs in the top of the 8th, Denny McLain blanks the O's on 3 hits over 7 innings and wins his 13th game of the year against 12 losses. Bill Dillman goes for the Orioles and gives up 4 runs on 8 hits in 7 innings pitched. Eddie Watt relieves Dillman in the 8th. Dillman is charged with the loss, his 5th against 5 victories. Neither team homers, but Detroit collects 3 doubles in the game. The Tigers gets 9 hits, 0 errors, and leave 7 on base. The Orioles have 3 hits, 0 errors, and leave 4. See Game

Next: August 4th. Red Sox/Twins; Tigers/Indians; Angels/Senators

Categories: 1967 AL Pennant Race
Teams: Angels, Athletics, Indians, Orioles, Red Sox, Senators, Tigers, Twins, White Sox, Yankees
Players: Jack Aker, Mike Andrews, Bill Dillman, Ken Harrelson, Elston Howard, Catfish Hunter, Lew Krausse, Lew Krausse, Bill Landis, Paul Lindblad, Sparky Lyle, Denny McLain, Dave Morehead, Tony Pierce, Eddie Watt, John Wyatt
Games: BAL196708030, BOS196708030

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