1961 Game 85: Minnesota Twins (34-50) @ Cleveland Indians (47-39)

Thursday July 13, 1961

Twins 9, Indians 6

Things started well for the Twins out of the break for the first All Star game of 1961. At the game itself, Harmon Killebrew hit a pinch-hit home run to help the AL, though the league ended up losing 5-4.

Killebrew continued his pace with another home run (27) for the Twins in the first game back. Before that, however, his team scored five runs in the first, and held a 6-0 lead. The big blast was a grand slam from Ted Lepcio (3) that capped off the five run first. Aside from the Killebrew and Lepcio home runs, Jim Lemon also went deep (10).

The Indians, among the upper division of the AL, was able to come back and make it a game, but ultimately fell to the Twins. Pedro Ramos ran into some trouble, and earned the win despite allowing six earned runs and 10 hits.

Team Name                        G    W    L    T   PCT    GB    RS   RA
New York Yankees                84   54   29    1  .651     -   458  331
Detroit Tigers                  86   55   30    1  .647     -   454  366
Baltimore Orioles               87   48   38    1  .558   7.5   379  344
Cleveland Indians               87   47   40    0  .540   9.0   412  373
Chicago White Sox               87   42   45    0  .483  14.0   416  408
Boston Red Sox                  87   41   45    1  .477  14.5   381  440
Washington Senators             84   38   46    0  .452  16.5   339  382
Minnesota Twins                 85   35   50    0  .412  20.0   386  460
Los Angeles Angels              87   35   51    1  .407  20.5   380  404
Kansas City Athletics           84   31   52    1  .373  23.0   361  458
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