1961 Game 29: Minnesota Twins (16-12) @ Chicago White Sox (11-16)

Tuesday May 16, 1961

White Sox 5, Twins 4

For the second consecutive Pedro Ramos start, it could be said that Ramos was more valuable as a batter than as a pitcher.

He has had better starts as a pitcher. Ramos allowed five runs on eight hits in a complete game effort. Could have been better, but the Twins’ offense has been known to score a few runs in 1961.

The problem was that, aside from Ramos, the offense really didn’t show up. Pedro had three of the team’s six hits off of White Sox starter Early Wynn, including a home run launched in the third inning. He scored three of his team’s four runs.

Ramos batting WPA was .226. As a pitcher, he was -.415.

In an interesting twist, his opponent on the mound may have been the offensive hero for his team as well. With the score tied in the bottom of the eighth, two men on and two men out, Early Wynn cracked a single to center field the scored the game-winning run.

Team Name                        G    W    L    T   PCT    GB    RS   RA
Detroit Tigers                  31   22    9    0  .710     -   197  127
New York Yankees                28   16   11    1  .593   4.0   124  114
Minnesota Twins                 29   16   13    0  .552   5.0   144  153
Cleveland Indians               29   15   14    0  .517   6.0   126  109
Baltimore Orioles               31   15   15    1  .500   6.5   145  141
Kansas City Athletics           25   12   13    0  .480   7.0   122  132
Washington Senators             31   14   17    0  .452   8.0    85  107
Chicago White Sox               28   12   16    0  .429   8.5   123  129
Boston Red Sox                  27   11   16    0  .407   9.0    98  131
Los Angeles Angels              27    9   18    0  .333  11.0   110  131

The Twins have a day off before returning to the Met for a nine-game homestand.

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