1961: Games 109 & 110: Minnesota Twins (46-62) @ Boston Red Sox (52-60)

Monday August 7, 1961

Red Sox 5, Twins 4
Red Sox 5, Twins 4

A Twins fan might be forgiven if he or she was seeing double after the sweep at the hands of the Red Sox. In the Monday twinbill, the Sox beat the Twins twice by the exact same score, both times breaking a 4-4 tie in their last at-bat.

In the first game, Carl Yastrzemski singled home the walk-off game-winner off of Don Lee in the bottom of the ninth. In game two, the winner came on a Vic Wertz single off of Pedro Ramos in the bottom of the eighth inning.

The pair of losses marked the seventh and eighth Twins defeats in a row, effectively rendering the previous six-game winning streak meaningless.

Team Name                        G    W    L    T   PCT    GB    RS   RA
New York Yankees               110   72   37    1  .661     -   587  442
Detroit Tigers                 110   69   40    1  .633   3.0   582  472
Baltimore Orioles              112   62   49    1  .559  11.0   480  439
Cleveland Indians              111   57   54    0  .514  16.0   534  511
Chicago White Sox              110   56   54    0  .509  16.5   529  512
Boston Red Sox                 115   54   60    1  .474  20.5   520  583
Los Angeles Angels             110   47   62    1  .431  25.0   489  506
Washington Senators            107   46   61    0  .430  25.0   446  504
Minnesota Twins                110   46   64    0  .418  26.5   489  549
Kansas City Athletics          109   40   68    1  .370  31.5   466  604
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One Response to 1961: Games 109 & 110: Minnesota Twins (46-62) @ Boston Red Sox (52-60)

  1. Beau says:

    wow, rough week to be a Twins fan. How many heartbreakers in there?

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