1961 Game 30: Kansas City Athletics (12-13) @ Minnesota Twins (16-13)

Thursday May 18, 1961

A’s 4, Twins 3

Marv Throneberry knocked in all four of the A’s runs en route to his team’s 4-3 victory over the Twins in Bloomington.

He started the Kansas City scoring with a three-run blast off of Jim Kaat in the second inning. He capped off his team’s scoring with an RBI single in the top of the eighth inning that turned out to be the game-winner.

Bob Allison his his eighth home run of the year for the Twins. It looked as though the Twins were set for a comeback in the eighth when Harmon Killebrew came to bat with runners at first and third and one out. It was, however, one of the few times this year that the big slugger did not come through for the Twins. Killebrew grounded into a double play to end the inning and the threat.

Team Name                        G    W    L    T   PCT    GB    RS   RA
Detroit Tigers                  33   23   10    0  .697     -   206  129
New York Yankees                29   16   12    1  .571   4.5   131  122
Cleveland Indians               30   16   14    0  .533   5.5   127  109
Minnesota Twins                 30   16   14    0  .533   5.5   147  157
Kansas City Athletics           26   13   13    0  .500   6.5   126  135
Baltimore Orioles               32   15   16    1  .484   7.0   146  150
Washington Senators             32   15   17    0  .469   7.5    93  114
Chicago White Sox               29   13   16    0  .448   8.0   129  133
Boston Red Sox                  29   12   17    0  .414   9.0    99  132
Los Angeles Angels              28    9   19    0  .321  11.5   114  137

The same two teams will play Friday: Jack Kralick vs. Ed Rakow.

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One Response to 1961 Game 30: Kansas City Athletics (12-13) @ Minnesota Twins (16-13)

  1. Diggin’ the series, Scot!

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