1961 Game 9: Washington Senators (3-5) @ Minnesota Twins (6-2)

Sunday April 23, 1961

Twins 1, Senators 0

From The Sporting News:

KRALICK PROUDER OF SWATTING SINGLE THAN HURLING SHUTOUT

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – After hurling the Minnesota Twins to a 1 to 0 victory over Washington April 23, Lefty Jack Kralick was more excited over his batting prowess than his mound magic.

“I might have a few more shutouts in this arm,” said the handsome 24-year-old hurler, “but there’s no telling when I might drive in the winning run again.”

Kralick’s single drove in Billy Gardner who had double in the fifth inning. Skipping the details of his four-hit conquest, Kralick reminded all who would listen that “I usually get a piece of the ball, and probably strike out less than the average pitcher.”

The Twins’ slick southpaw allowed only two runners to reach second base and whiffed six, including two in the ninth.

Team Name                        G    W    L    T   PCT    GB    RS   RA
Detroit Tigers                   8    7    1    0  .875     -    49   21
Minnesota Twins                  9    7    2    0  .778   0.5    37   30
New York Yankees                 9    5    3    1  .625   2.0    32   32
Cleveland Indians                9    5    4    0  .556   2.5    40   43
Boston Red Sox                   8    4    4    0  .500   3.0    24   29
Chicago White Sox                9    4    5    0  .444   3.5    33   38
Baltimore Orioles                9    3    5    1  .375   4.0    37   39
Washington Senators              9    3    6    0  .333   4.5    26   29
Kansas City Athletics            6    2    4    0  .333   4.0    24   27
Los Angeles Angels               8    1    7    0  .125   6.0    20   34

Up Next: Two games @ Kansas City – Monday Jim Kaat vs. Don Larsen.

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