1961 Game 20: Boston Red Sox (7-9) @ Minnesota Twins (10-9)

Friday May 5, 1961

Twins 5, Red Sox 1

Both teams entered the game with three-game losing streaks, so something had to give in front of a crowd of just under 4,000 at Metropolitan Stadium.

Though it was the smallest crowd in Twins history, Jack Kralick came to pitch. He held the Red Sox to just a single, unearned run on six hits.

The Twins didn’t exactly light up the scoreboard the traditional way either. Their first run scored as a result of a groundball double play in the bottom of the second inning. They went ahead 2-0 on an error in the third, and scored in the fifth on another double play – this time a man thrown out at third on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Harmon Killebrew. The fourth and fifth Twins runs scored on singles by Billy Gardner and Earl Battey respectively.

Team Name                        G    W    L    T   PCT    GB    RS   RA
Detroit Tigers                  18   13    5    0  .722     -   109   65
New York Yankees                19   13    5    1  .722     -    84   70
Minnesota Twins                 20   11    9    0  .550   3.0    82   97
Baltimore Orioles               20   10    9    1  .526   3.5    87   84
Cleveland Indians               19   10    9    0  .526   3.5    79   75
Kansas City Athletics           15    7    8    0  .467   4.5    89   81
Boston Red Sox                  17    7   10    0  .412   5.5    59   76
Chicago White Sox               17    7   10    0  .412   5.5    74   78
Washington Senators             20    7   13    0  .350   7.0    49   73
Los Angeles Angels              17    5   12    0  .294   7.5    64   77

The same two teams will play on Sunday – Camilo Pascual vs. Bill Monbouquette.

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