1961 Game 93: Cleveland Indians (52-43) @ Minnesota Twins (38-54)

Friday July 21, 1961

Twins 4, Indians 3

After Bubba Phillips tied the game with a solo home run in the top of the ninth off of Don Lee, the Twins came to bat in the bottom of the frame hoping to end the game before extra innings. Lee had pitched a no-hitter through seven innings, and had to be disappointed to have allowed the tying run.

Bill Tuttle drew a walk to start the inning. He was eventually forced out at second on a grounder by Jose Valdivieso. After the pitcher struck out, Valdivieso took matters into his own hands with a steal of second base. It turned out to be a game-winning steal because Lenny Green singled him home, though it wasn’t your classic walk off hit. Green hit a “twisting roller” down the first base line. First baseman Tito Francona and pitcher Joe Scaeffernoth both watched in hope that the ball would roll foul. The ball remained fair, and Valdivieso alertly never stopped running and scored the game-winner.

Team Name                        G    W    L    T   PCT    GB    RS   RA
New York Yankees                92   59   32    1  .648     -   497  377
Detroit Tigers                  95   60   34    1  .638   0.5   510  403
Baltimore Orioles               94   51   42    1  .548   9.0   408  383
Cleveland Indians               96   52   44    0  .542   9.5   466  434
Chicago White Sox               94   47   47    0  .500  13.5   451  435
Boston Red Sox                  97   44   52    1  .458  17.5   435  497
Washington Senators             93   42   51    0  .452  18.0   390  441
Los Angeles Angels              95   40   54    1  .426  20.5   427  435
Minnesota Twins                 93   39   54    0  .419  21.0   421  485
Kansas City Athletics           93   34   58    1  .370  25.5   398  513
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