1961 Game 72: Boston Red Sox (36-35) @ Minnesota Twins (28-43)

Wednesday June 28, 1961

Red Sox 6, Twins 2

Camilo Pascual allowed only three hits over the course of his 6 1/3 innings of work against the Red Sox. What killed him, however, was the five walks he issued.

With two outs in the top of the first inning, Pascual walked Carl Yastrzemski and Vic Wertz. Jackie Jensen made him pay with a two-run double to left field. Another walk came around to score in the second inning, when Jim Lemon’s error in left field allowed Don Buddin to score with two outs.

The Sox hit solo home runs in the fifth and sixth innings to extend the lead, and finally ended Pascual’s game when he walked a pair to start the seventh inning. One of those runs came around to score, meaning that of the five walks Pascual issued in the game, four came around to score. In all, the Red Sox scored six runs on just four hits.

Bob Allison accounted for both Twins’ runs – the first on his 14th home run of the season.

Team Name                        G    W    L    T   PCT    GB    RS   RA
Detroit Tigers                  73   46   26    1  .639     -   399  317
New York Yankees                72   44   27    1  .620   1.5   377  295
Cleveland Indians               74   42   32    0  .568   5.0   350  312
Baltimore Orioles               74   39   34    1  .534   7.5   314  313
Chicago White Sox               73   38   35    0  .521   8.5   363  322
Boston Red Sox                  73   37   35    1  .514   9.0   325  348
Washington Senators             73   32   41    0  .438  14.5   304  339
Kansas City Athletics           71   29   41    1  .414  16.0   318  371
Minnesota Twins                 72   28   44    0  .389  18.0   309  395
Los Angeles Angels              75   27   47    1  .365  20.0   307  354
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