1961 Game 22: Baltimore Orioles (11-10) @ Minnesota Twins (11-10)

Tuesday May 9, 1961

Orioles 13, Twins 5

The Orioles scored nine runs in the first two inning on their way to a 13-5 win over the Twins at Met Stadium. Before Pedro Ramos even recorded the first out of the game, the O’s were ahead 4-0 thanks to a grand slam off the bat of Jim Gentile. Gentile hit his second grand slam of the game in the second inning, this time off of Paul Giel who came on in relief of Pedro Ramos who just did not have a good outing. Ramos gave up six earned runs on three hits. He walked three Orioles.

The best inning for the Twins was the bottom of the fourth. The team scored three runs in the frame thanks to home runs by Bob Allison and Hal Naragon. Allison added another home run in the eighth inning and Harmon Killebrew smacked a solo shot in the ninth, the only highlights in an otherwise forgettable effort against the Orioles.

Jim Gentile ended with nine RBI in the game.

Team Name                        G    W    L    T   PCT    GB    RS   RA
Detroit Tigers                  23   17    6    0  .739     -   144   89
New York Yankees                22   13    8    1  .619   3.0    94   85
Baltimore Orioles               23   12   10    1  .545   4.5   110   94
Cleveland Indians               22   11   11    0  .500   5.5    88   85
Minnesota Twins                 22   11   11    0  .500   5.5    96  121
Kansas City Athletics           18    9    9    0  .500   5.5    99   95
Los Angeles Angels              21    9   12    0  .429   7.0    88   95
Boston Red Sox                  20    8   12    0  .400   7.5    82   99
Chicago White Sox               21    8   13    0  .381   8.0    95  104
Washington Senators             24    9   15    0  .375   8.5    62   91

Game two of the series will feature Jack Kralick against Dick Hall.

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