1961 Game 147: Minnesota Twins (63-82) @ Cleveland Indians (72-74)

Friday September 15, 1961

Twins 3, Indians 2

The Twins entered the ninth inning trailing by a score of 2-0. The offense had been held to just three hits by the pitching combination of starter Sam McDowell and reliever Frank Funk, and looked to be lacking the ability to score any runs.

That all changed in the ninth inning. Pinch hitter Joe Altobelli started things off with a lead off single. After Dan Dobbek struck out, Zoilo Versalles sinled Altobelli the third. Harmon Killebrew fouled out, but Bob Allison delivered with a single to right, scoring the first Twins’ run and moving the tying run to third. The fourth single of the inning came off the bat of Earl Battey and tied the game. With Bill Dailey on to pitch, Jim Lemon hit the final blow, an RBI double that put the Twins in front and ultimately gave them the win.

Team Name                        G    W    L    T   PCT    GB    RS   RA
New York Yankees               150  101   48    1  .678     -   787  576
Detroit Tigers                 149   90   58    1  .608  10.5   754  614
Baltimore Orioles              150   87   62    1  .584  14.0   645  546
Chicago White Sox              150   80   69    1  .537  21.0   703  664
Cleveland Indians              147   72   75    0  .490  28.0   671  681
Boston Red Sox                 151   72   78    1  .480  29.5   696  748
Los Angeles Angels             148   65   82    1  .442  35.0   668  708
Minnesota Twins                147   64   82    1  .438  35.5   644  716
Washington Senators            148   55   93    0  .372  45.5   577  719
Kansas City Athletics          148   54   93    1  .367  46.0   632  805
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