1961 Game 122: Minnesota Twins (52-69) @ Los Angeles Angels (52-69)

Sunday August 20, 1961

Twins 9, Angels 7

There wasn’t a whole lot of great pitching in the series finale between the Angels and the Twins. The two teams combined to score 16 runs, including a total of seven home runs in the game, four by the Twins.

Jack Kralick was the starter for the Twins. He allowed six runs on eight hits in less than four innings pitched, redeeming himself only slightly with a third inning solo home run (1).

Los Angeles’ staff didn’t fare much better; starter Jim Donohue lasted just three innings. In the end, the Twins won a 9-7 slugfest.

The win moved the Twins into seventh place alone, matching the highest point in the standings since the end of May.

Team Name                        G    W    L    T   PCT    GB    RS   RA
New York Yankees               124   82   41    1  .667     -   647  491
Detroit Tigers                 124   79   44    1  .642   3.0   648  516
Baltimore Orioles              126   72   53    1  .576  11.0   551  471
Chicago White Sox              123   63   60    0  .512  19.0   572  550
Cleveland Indians              123   63   60    0  .512  19.0   572  560
Boston Red Sox                 128   57   70    1  .449  27.0   568  646
Minnesota Twins                122   53   69    0  .434  28.5   557  618
Los Angeles Angels             123   52   70    1  .426  29.5   540  557
Washington Senators            120   50   70    0  .417  30.5   498  572
Kansas City Athletics          123   44   78    1  .361  37.5   505  677
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