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1967 AL Pennant Race. August 7th. Ortega shuts out Twins. Angels top Yanks.

Posted by Ken Revis at 11:47 AM on July 27, 2011

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

Monday, August 7, 1967. 4.5 games separate the top 5 teams as of this morning.

AL Standings
Team W L W-L% GB
White Sox 59 45 .567 --
Twins 57 48 .543 2.5
Red Sox 58 49 .542 2.5
Tigers 57 49 .538 3.0
Angels 57 52 .523 4.5

Senators 5, Twins 0.

After beating the Angels the last 2 games, the Senators win another game from a top-5 team. This time it's against the Twins in Minnesota before 14,344, as Phil Ortega wins his 9th of the year (against 5 losses) in a complete game 3-hit shutout. Jim Kaat starts for the Twins and loses his 11th game of the year against 8 wins, as he pitches 6 innings, giving up 5 runs, 4 unearned, on 4 hits. Mudcat Grant and Jim Ollom finish with 3 combined shutout innings. Washington's Ken McMullen hits his 13th homer of the year with nobody aboard. The Senators get 6 hits, 0 errors, and leave 3 on base. The Twins have 3 hits, 3 errors, and leave 4. See Game

Angels 8, Yankees 4.

Before 17,836 in Anaheim,the Angels score 7 runs in the 8th inning on 6 singles and prevail over the Yankees 8-4. Jack Hamilton starts for California and pitches 5 innings of scoreless ball. Minnie Rojas comes in and gives up 4 runs in 3 innings, but still wins his 9th game of the year against 7 losses. Bill Kelso gets his 8th save of the year pitching a scoreless 9th. Fritz Peterson starts for New York, giving up 3 runs on 6 hits in 7 innings pitched. Dooley Womack relieves in the 8th and is charged with the loss, giving up 2 runs on 2 hits, without retiring anybody. It's Womack's 5th loss of the year against 4 wins. Steve Hamilton relieves Womack and fares no better, giving up 3 runs, 2 earned, on 2 hits, also without retiring a batter. Thad Tillotson finishes up the 8th. Mickey Mantle hits his 20th home run of the year with 1 aboard. Jim Fregosi and Bubba Morton both go 3 for 4. Fregosi knocks in 3 runs in the game. The Angels have 11 hits, 1 error, and leave 5 on base. The Yankees have 8 hits, 1 error, and also leave 5. See Game

Next: August 8th. Angels/Yankees, Twins/Senators,Tigers/White Sox DH,Red Sox/A's DH

Categories: 1967 AL Pennant Race
Teams: Angels, Red Sox, Senators, Tigers, Twins, White Sox, Yankees
Players: Jim Fregosi, Mudcat Grant, Jack Hamilton, Steve Hamilton, Jim Kaat, Bill Kelso, Mickey Mantle, Ken McMullen, Bubba Morton, Jim Ollom, Phil Ortega, Fritz Peterson, Minnie Rojas, Thad Tillatson, Dooley Womack
Games: CAL196708070, MIN196708070

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