1961 Game 115: Detroit Tigers (72-41) @ Minnesota Twins (48-66)

Saturday August 12, 1961

Tigers 17, Twins 3

The game was actually tied into the fourth inning, but the Tigers scored six runs in the inning to take large lead that they simply kept expanding.

Aside from the six scored in the fourth, the Tigers scored five in the eighth inning and four more in the ninth inning to make the final a low-scoring football score, 17-3.

Minnesota starter Don Lee did not last through the fourth inning and, aside from Danny McDevitt’s three-plus innings of scoreless ball, the bullpen wasn’t able to stop Detroit either.

Two Tigers, Chico Fernandez and Rocky Colavito, collected four hits in the game. Each of the nine starting players for Detroit had at least one hit except for catcher Mike Roarke, who went 0-for-4 but walked twice.

The drubbing emphatically ended the Twins’ streak of one-run games at nine.

Team Name                        G    W    L    T   PCT    GB    RS   RA
New York Yankees               115   76   38    1  .667     -   610  457
Detroit Tigers                 115   73   41    1  .640   3.0   614  481
Baltimore Orioles              118   66   51    1  .564  11.5   515  453
Cleveland Indians              115   60   55    0  .522  16.5   546  522
Chicago White Sox              115   58   57    0  .504  18.5   536  527
Boston Red Sox                 120   56   63    1  .471  22.5   539  609
Washington Senators            111   47   64    0  .423  27.5   462  526
Los Angeles Angels             115   48   66    1  .421  28.0   499  519
Minnesota Twins                115   48   67    0  .417  28.5   506  580
Kansas City Athletics          115   42   72    1  .368  34.0   475  628
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