Saturday October 10, 1965
The Twins had outscored the Dodgers, and their best two pitchers, 13-3 over the first two games of the series. Though the Twins seemed to have temporarily solved both Koufax and Drysdale, they had no answers for Claude Osteen in Game 3.
Osteen shut the Twins out, allowing just four singles, a double, and two walks scattered over nine innings pitched.
The Dodgers did all of their damage in the middle innings. With one out in the fourth, Johnny Roseboro singled with the bases loaded to put the Dodgers up 2-0. Lou Johnson and Maury Wills added RBI doubles in the fifth and sixth innings respectively to make the final score 4-0 in favor of the Dodgers.
Camilo Pascual earned the loss and was charged with all but one of the four allowed by the Twins. Jim Merritt was on the hill in the sixth when the fourth run crossed the plate. Twins pitchers allowed 10 hits over the course of the game.
In the seventh inning, catcher Earl Battey extended to attempt a catch of a foul ball just above the Twins dugout. Battey missed the ball, but rammed his neck and jaw into the railing. He had to be removed from the game and had trouble swallowing for a few days, but did not miss another game in the series.