1961 Game 104: Minnesota Twins (46-57) @ Baltimore Orioles (59-47)

Thursday August 3, 1961

Orioles 3, Twins 0

The Twins managed eight hits against Baltimore starter Hal Brown, but only one of those was for extra bases. Aside from Ted Lepcio’s seventh-inning double, the Twins were a bunch of singles hitters against Brown.

It was a shame for Jim Kaat, whose hard luck continued. He pitched a complete game, allowing just two earned runs on five Oriole hits. Granted, it was Kaat’s error that allowed two Baltimore runs to score in the eighth inning.

With two men on and nobody out in the eighth, Kaat gave up an RBI single to Marv Breeding.  Lemon fielded the ball and came up firing. Kaat cut the ball off and committed a throwing error that cleared the bases. The three runs scored on that one play accounted for all of the scoring in the game.

Team Name                        G    W    L    T   PCT    GB    RS   RA
New York Yankees               105   67   37    1  .644     -   563  427
Detroit Tigers                 106   66   39    1  .629   1.5   562  455
Baltimore Orioles              108   60   47    1  .561   8.5   469  428
Cleveland Indians              107   56   51    0  .523  12.5   517  491
Chicago White Sox              107   53   54    0  .495  15.5   513  503
Boston Red Sox                 109   50   58    1  .463  19.0   496  563
Minnesota Twins                104   46   58    0  .442  21.0   467  519
Washington Senators            104   46   58    0  .442  21.0   437  488
Los Angeles Angels             106   45   60    1  .429  22.5   481  496
Kansas City Athletics          104   38   65    1  .369  28.5   450  585
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