1961 Game 37: Detroit Tigers (26-11) @ Minnesota Twins (18-18)

Wednesday May 24, 1961

Tigers 5, Twins 4

Camilo Pascual’s scoreless innings streak ended quickly against the Tigers. After working around a couple of walks and a single in the first two innings, Al Kaline hit a two-out, solo home run in the third to end Pascual’s streak. The Tigers began to pour it on in the fifth inning. After Al Kaline’s RBI single, Rocky Colavito hit a two-run home run off of Pascual. An error led to a final run in the inning, making the score 5-0.

The Twins began a comeback in the bottom of the frame. With a man on, Zoilo Versalles launched his third home run of the year. The home team came to bat in the ninth inning still trailing by three. With Versalles on first thanks to a single, and two outs, Harmon Killebrew cracked his 11th home run of the season to cut the lead to just one. Tiger reliever Bill Fisher, who pitched three innings in total, finally closed the game with a strikeout of Jim Lemon.

Though Pascual’s streak came to an end at 21 innings, the Twins have a new streak going: they have lost five in a row. They also have a sub-.500 record for the first time this season.

Team Name                        G    W    L    T   PCT    GB    RS   RA
Detroit Tigers                  38   27   11    0  .711     -   234  144
Cleveland Indians               37   22   15    0  .595   4.5   165  134
New York Yankees                35   19   15    1  .559   6.0   158  144
Baltimore Orioles               40   21   18    1  .538   6.5   171  174
Minnesota Twins                 37   18   19    0  .486   8.5   171  186
Washington Senators             39   18   21    0  .462   9.5   127  141
Boston Red Sox                  34   15   19    0  .441  10.0   118  146
Kansas City Athletics           32   14   18    0  .438  10.0   141  175
Chicago White Sox               37   14   23    0  .378  12.5   148  165
Los Angeles Angels              35   13   22    0  .371  12.5   143  167

The series concludes with Pedro Ramos on the hill for the Twins against Paul Foytack.

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2 Responses to 1961 Game 37: Detroit Tigers (26-11) @ Minnesota Twins (18-18)

  1. Beau says:

    can you comment on that tie?

    • Scot says:

      Not really, other than to say that it was the second game of a double header on April 22. The Orioles scored two to tie the game in the bottom of the 7th and then the game got called. I can’t find the reason, but I assume it was weather or curfew.

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