1961 Game 11: Minnesota Twins (8-2) @ Kansas City Athletics (2-5)

Tuesday April 25, 1961

Norm Bass probably thought this major league pitching gig was a breeze. In his debut game, the Kansas City A’s scored 20 runs, defeating the Minnesota Twins 20-2. The A’s poured on the runs without the benefit of a single home run. In fact, they had just 16 hits in the game. Also helping the cause was 10 walks issued by seven different Twins pitchers.

It was a terrible game for the Twins, who took solace in the fact that they remained 8-3 thanks to a great start to the season, and that the loss didn’t count any more due to the margin of defeat.

Team Name                        G    W    L    T   PCT    GB    RS   RA
Detroit Tigers                   9    8    1    0  .889     -    53   24
Minnesota Twins                 11    8    3    0  .727   1.0    49   56
Boston Red Sox                   9    5    4    0  .556   3.0    30   30
New York Yankees                10    5    4    1  .556   3.0    35   36
Cleveland Indians               11    6    5    0  .545   3.0    47   49
Chicago White Sox                9    4    5    0  .444   4.0    33   38
Baltimore Orioles               11    4    6    1  .400   4.5    43   46
Kansas City Athletics            8    3    5    0  .375   4.5    50   39
Washington Senators             10    3    7    0  .300   5.5    27   35
Los Angeles Angels               8    1    7    0  .125   6.5    20   34

Up next: three games at Los Angeles, Thursday through Sunday. Thursday’s pitchers: Camilo Pascual vs Eli Grba.

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