1961 Games 135 & 136: Chicago White Sox (74-64) @ Minnesota Twins (58-76)

Monday September 4, 1961

Twins 9, White Sox 5
White Sox 9, Twins 5

The Twins and the Sox each scored 14 runs on Labor Day in a very even double header split.

Harmon Killebrew got game one started with his 39th home run of the year, a two run shot in the second inning that put the Twins ahead 2-0. The Twins basically put the game away with a six-run sixth inning. To score the six, the team only needed four hits – all singles. Walks, wild pitches, and errors helped the team put the game away.

The White Sox turned the table on the Twins in the second game with a five-run fourth inning that put them ahead for good against the home team.

Team Name                        G    W    L    T   PCT    GB    RS   RA
New York Yankees               138   92   45    1  .672     -   710  535
Detroit Tigers                 138   86   51    1  .628   6.0   719  564
Baltimore Orioles              141   81   59    1  .579  12.5   621  523
Chicago White Sox              140   75   65    0  .536  18.5   660  624
Cleveland Indians              138   70   68    0  .507  22.5   631  624
Boston Red Sox                 141   66   74    1  .471  27.5   636  704
Los Angeles Angels             139   61   77    1  .442  31.5   623  664
Minnesota Twins                136   59   77    0  .434  32.5   607  670
Washington Senators            137   51   86    0  .372  41.0   546  670
Kansas City Athletics          138   49   88    1  .358  43.0   582  757
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