1961 Game 74: Minnesota Twins (28-45) @ Kansas City Athletics (29-42)

Friday June 30, 1961

Twins 8, A’s 2

The Twins put the A’s away with a seven-run top of the fourth inning. With the score tied at one, Minnesota brought 13 men to the plate against three different Kansas City pitchers. The team totaled six hits and four walks in the inning. They also benefited from a passed ball. Jack Kralick, Billy Martin, and Jim Lemon each had two-run hits; Kralick and Martin on singles, Lemon on a double.

Kralick went the distance allowing just the two runs on five hits. He walked two and struck out three.

Team Name                        G    W    L    T   PCT    GB    RS   RA
Detroit Tigers                  75   48   26    1  .649     -   410  324
New York Yankees                73   45   27    1  .625   2.0   382  296
Cleveland Indians               76   43   33    0  .566   6.0   361  317
Baltimore Orioles               76   40   35    1  .533   8.5   325  321
Boston Red Sox                  75   38   36    1  .514  10.0   336  363
Chicago White Sox               75   38   37    0  .507  10.5   368  337
Washington Senators             75   33   42    0  .440  15.5   308  345
Kansas City Athletics           73   29   43    1  .403  18.0   322  385
Minnesota Twins                 74   29   45    0  .392  19.0   322  406
Los Angeles Angels              76   28   47    1  .373  20.5   317  357
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