1961 Game 23: Baltimore Orioles (12-10) @ Minnesota Twins (11-11)

Wednesday May 10, 1961

Twins 10, Orioles 6

Just a day after the Orioles scored nine runs in the first two innings off of Twins pitching, the Twins returned the favor. Down 1-0 in the middle of the second inning, the bats lit up and the Twins pulled away early.

Killebrew, Battey, and Mincher started the inning with a walk, a single, and another walk to load the bases. Jim Lemon’s single scored two and gave the Twins a lead. Billy Gardner followed with a home run to deep left field, his first of the season, making the score 5-1 Twins. After Kralick hit a fly ball for the first out of the inning, Zoilo Versalles hit a solo home run to add to the scoring. After a pair of walks and a pitching change, Killebrew capped off the inning he started with a three-run home run. By the time the Orioles finally worked out of the inning, the Twins had a 9-1 lead.

With the pressure off, Jack Kralick lasted eight innings. Though he allowed six runs, it was still considered a successful outing thanks to the work the bullpen took on the previous day.

Team Name                        G    W    L    T   PCT    GB    RS   RA
Detroit Tigers                  24   18    6    0  .750     -   151   90
New York Yankees                23   14    8    1  .636   3.0   103   89
Baltimore Orioles               24   12   11    1  .522   5.5   116  104
Cleveland Indians               23   12   11    0  .522   5.5    96   87
Minnesota Twins                 23   12   11    0  .522   5.5   106  127
Kansas City Athletics           19    9   10    0  .474   6.5   103  104
Boston Red Sox                  21    9   12    0  .429   7.5    85  101
Los Angeles Angels              22    9   13    0  .409   8.0    90   98
Chicago White Sox               22    8   14    0  .364   9.0    97  112
Washington Senators             25    9   16    0  .360   9.5    63   98

The series concludes tomorrow with Camilo Pascual facing Steve Barber.

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