1961 Game 111: Minnesota Twins (46-64) @ Boston Red Sox (54-60)

Tuesday August 8, 1961

Twins 6, Red Sox 5

Though they were down by four in the early innings, the Twins used a pair of three-run innings to compile enough runs and outscore the Red Sox to end the eight-game losing streak.

Camilo Pascual conceded the first four runs in an unusual way. Gary Geiger hit an inside-the-park grand slam (16) in the bottom of the third inning to give the home team a lead.

Pascual settled down on the mound after that, allowing just a solo home run to Don Buddin in the seventh inning. He also helped his team at the plate with a two-run double in the top of the fifth. The Cuban was also responsible for the eventual game-winning run when he knocked an RBI single in the sixth to give the Twins their sixth run of the game.

Team Name                        G    W    L    T   PCT    GB    RS   RA
New York Yankees               111   73   37    1  .664     -   592  446
Detroit Tigers                 111   70   40    1  .636   3.0   585  472
Baltimore Orioles              114   63   50    1  .558  11.5   492  445
Cleveland Indians              112   58   54    0  .518  16.0   540  516
Chicago White Sox              111   56   55    0  .505  17.5   529  515
Boston Red Sox                 116   54   61    1  .470  21.5   525  589
Los Angeles Angels             111   47   63    1  .427  26.0   493  511
Washington Senators            108   46   62    0  .426  26.0   451  510
Minnesota Twins                111   47   64    0  .423  26.5   495  554
Kansas City Athletics          111   41   69    1  .373  32.0   472  616
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