1961 Game 25: Los Angeles Angels (9-13) @ Minnesota Twins (12-12)

Friday May 12, 1961

Twins 5, Angels 4

When Pedro Ramos was asked to summarize his performance against the Angels, he simply replied “I hit good, pitch poor.”

The bad news was that Ramos allowed four runs on six hits – three of which were home runs – over the course of eight innings pitched. Ken Hunt started the scoring with a two-run home run off of Ramos in the top of the fourth inning. Angels pitcher Eli Grba added a solo shot in the top of the fifth, and Earl Averill capped off the Angels’ scoring with a solo home run that led off the ninth inning and chased Ramos from the game.


Image from twinscards.com

Ramos, on the other hand, might rightly be called the offensive star of the game. Immediately after allowing a home run to the opposing pitcher, Ramos hit one of his own to tie the game. The, in the bottom of the sixth inning, with the score still tied at three, Ramos delivered a bases loaded single that scored two and put the Twins ahead for good.

Team Name                        G    W    L    T   PCT    GB    RS   RA
Detroit Tigers                  26   19    7    0  .731     -   159  102
New York Yankees                24   14    9    1  .609   3.5   106   93
Baltimore Orioles               26   14   11    1  .560   4.5   128  113
Minnesota Twins                 25   13   12    0  .520   5.5   118  139
Cleveland Indians               24   12   12    0  .500   6.0    98   91
Boston Red Sox                  22   10   12    0  .455   7.0    87  102
Kansas City Athletics           20    9   11    0  .450   7.0   104  106
Los Angeles Angels              23    9   14    0  .391   8.5    94  103
Chicago White Sox               23    9   14    0  .391   8.5    99  113
Washington Senators             27   10   17    0  .370   9.5    73  104

Tomorrow’s game: Don Lee vs. Ron Kline

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