1961 Game 27: Los Angeles Angels (9-15) @ Minnesota Twins (14-12)

Sunday May 14, 1961

Twins 4, Angels 3

Attendance so far in Minnesota had been pretty good for weekend games. While there had not been the sellouts that Calvin Griffith had hoped for, curiosity about the new major league team in town was drawing more than 20,000 fans each Sunday.

For the first time, however, the Twins had a major rival for the Minnesota sports fan. Fishing season had opened in Minnesota. Despite some decent weather for a Sunday game in mid-May, the Twins drew fewer than 8,000 fans for the Sunday series finale against the Angels.

The game went on, however, and the home team took advantage of some sloppy play by the visitors to earn a series sweep. The Twins entered the bottom of the eighth inning trailing by a run. The line at the end of the inning: two runs on one hit. Three Los Angeles errors led to the Twins taking the lead and ultimately winning the game.

Team Name                        G    W    L    T   PCT    GB    RS   RA
Detroit Tigers                  29   20    9    0  .690     -   177  118
New York Yankees                27   16   10    1  .615   2.5   122  111
Minnesota Twins                 27   15   12    0  .556   4.0   135  148
Baltimore Orioles               29   15   13    1  .536   4.5   136  121
Cleveland Indians               27   14   13    0  .519   5.0   106   99
Kansas City Athletics           23   10   13    0  .435   7.0   111  125
Washington Senators             30   13   17    0  .433   7.5    82  105
Chicago White Sox               26   11   15    0  .423   7.5   118  120
Boston Red Sox                  25   10   15    0  .400   8.0    88  111
Los Angeles Angels              25    9   16    0  .360   9.0   103  120

The Twins head to Chicago for two games against the White Sox before returning to Bloomington for a nine-game home stand against Kansas City, Cleveland, and Detroit.

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