1961 Game 95: Cleveland Indians (53-44) @ Minnesota Twins (39-55)

Sunday July 23, 1961

Twins 10, Indians 0

Cleveland pitcher Barry Latman had started to make some headlines with a 9-0 record in 1961. His streak came to a screeching halt on a Sunday afternoon in Bloomington, Minnesota.

The Twins scored two on Latman in the first inning on a two-run home run off the bat of Bob Allison (20). Allison singled home another run in the third inning, and Ted Lepcio hit a solo shot in the fourth to make the score 4-0 when Latman exited.

Harmon Killebrew hit his 30th home run of the year as the Twins continued to pile on. They didn’t stop until they had 10 runs, only the third time they had reached double digits in more than two months.

Pedro Ramos took advantage of the run support. He allowed just six hits in a complete game shutout. What is more impressive is that he didn’t add to his league-leading total of home runs allowed.

Team Name                        G    W    L    T   PCT    GB    RS   RA
Detroit Tigers                  97   62   34    1  .646     -   533  421
New York Yankees                94   60   33    1  .645   0.5   512  391
Cleveland Indians               98   53   45    0  .541  10.0   470  444
Baltimore Orioles               97   51   45    1  .531  11.0   418  406
Chicago White Sox               97   50   47    0  .515  12.5   474  445
Boston Red Sox                  99   45   53    1  .459  18.0   449  512
Washington Senators             95   42   53    0  .442  19.5   399  456
Los Angeles Angels              97   42   54    1  .438  20.0   442  444
Minnesota Twins                 95   40   55    0  .421  21.5   431  489
Kansas City Athletics           95   34   60    1  .362  27.0   416  536
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