1961 Game 84: Minnesota Twins (33-50) @ Washington Senators (38-45)

Sunday July 9, 1961

Twins 7, Senators 1

On the day before the All-Star break, the Twins finally won a game in Washington. Though the Nats were an expansion team, they seemed to play with some extra emphasis when the Twins were in town, and had won the first five games between the two teams at Griffith Stadium.

The Twins jumped all over the Senators. By the end of the third inning, the score was 6-1 in favor of the visitors. Earl Battey and Ted Lepcio hit back-to-back home runs to lead off the second. For Lepcio, it was his second of the season and second in as many games. Battey would add another home run; a solo shot in the sixth inning to bring his season total to eight.

Camilo Pascual went the distance to win the game for the Twins. He allowed just the one run on five hits, and struck out nine in his seventh win of the season.

Team Name                        G    W    L    T   PCT    GB    RS   RA
Detroit Tigers                  86   55   30    1  .647     -   454  366
New York Yankees                83   53   29    1  .646   0.5   452  329
Baltimore Orioles               86   48   37    1  .565   7.0   377  341
Cleveland Indians               86   47   39    0  .547   8.5   406  364
Chicago White Sox               86   42   44    0  .488  13.5   414  402
Boston Red Sox                  86   40   45    1  .471  15.0   378  438
Washington Senators             84   38   46    0  .452  16.5   339  382
Los Angeles Angels              87   35   51    1  .407  20.5   380  404
Minnesota Twins                 84   34   50    0  .405  20.5   377  454
Kansas City Athletics           84   31   52    1  .373  23.0   361  458
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