1961 Games 138 & 139: Chicago White Sox (75-65) @ Minnesota Twins (59-77)

Wednesday September 6, 1961

White Sox 6, Twins 3
White Sox 4, Twins 2

A four-run fifth inning, puncuated by Al Smith’s two-run double, would have been  enough for the White Sox in the first game of the twinbill. Pedro Ramos lasted just four innings and change, allowing six runs and twelve hits, including his league-leading 36th home run allowed.

The second game went into extra innings with the score tied at two. Camilo Pascual and Don Larsen had held the respective lineups in check for nine innings. Pascual came out for the 10th inning and conceded two runs, though in fairness to the pitcher the inning included two errors on infield ground balls – both runs were unearned.

Minnesota went quietly in the bottom of the 10th and the White Sox swept the day.

Team Name                        G    W    L    T   PCT    GB    RS   RA
New York Yankees               140   94   45    1  .676     -   724  536
Detroit Tigers                 140   86   53    1  .619   8.0   720  569
Baltimore Orioles              143   83   59    1  .585  12.5   626  524
Chicago White Sox              143   77   65    1  .542  18.5   673  632
Cleveland Indians              140   71   69    0  .507  23.5   644  638
Boston Red Sox                 143   67   75    1  .472  28.5   650  717
Los Angeles Angels             141   61   79    1  .436  33.5   638  684
Minnesota Twins                139   59   79    1  .428  34.5   615  683
Kansas City Athletics          140   51   88    1  .367  43.0   602  772
Washington Senators            139   51   88    0  .367  43.0   547  684
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