1961 Games 153 & 154: Washington Senators (56-96) @ Minnesota Twins (68-83)

Saturday September 23, 1961

Senators 6, Twins 4
Twins 10, Senators 0

Pedro Ramos added two more home runs allowed to his league leading total, bringing the number to 39. The second of the two was the most costly. With his team trailing 2-1 in the top of the seventh inning, Ramos issued three walks to load the bases with two outs. Jim King stepped to the plate and took Ramos deep to right field for a grand slam. It was the last pitch Ramos threw on the day, and was essentially the end of game one.

Despite the game one loss, the Twins must have left the Met with a good feeling after game two. Camilo Pascual pitched a two-hit shut out, bringing his season record to 15-15. He walked two and struck out nine in the effort; his AL-leading eighth shutout of the season. The Twins’ offense gave him plenty of support, scoring 10 runs in total, including Harmon Killebrew’s 44th home run of the season in the eighth inning.

Team Name                        G    W    L    T   PCT    GB    RS   RA
New York Yankees               157  105   51    1  .673     -   815  602
Detroit Tigers                 155   95   59    1  .617   9.0   790  635
Baltimore Orioles              157   91   65    1  .583  14.0   667  567
Chicago White Sox              156   84   71    1  .542  20.5   733  689
Cleveland Indians              155   75   80    0  .484  29.5   696  712
Boston Red Sox                 156   73   82    1  .471  31.5   706  769
Minnesota Twins                154   69   84    1  .451  34.5   677  731
Los Angeles Angels             155   66   88    1  .429  38.0   694  746
Kansas City Athletics          155   58   96    1  .377  46.0   656  830
Washington Senators            154   57   97    0  .370  47.0   592  745
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