1961 Game 159: Detroit Tigers (98-61) @ Minnesota Twins (70-87)

Friday September 29, 1961

Tigers 6, Twins 4 (10 innings)

A four-run lean turned out not to be safe against the second place team in the American League. Minnesota built a 4-0 lead after three innings. Billy Martin’s first inning home run (7) started the scoring. Martin knocked in another run with a third inning single, and later in the same inning Bob Allison knocked in two more with a single of his own.

It turned out not to be enough against the powerful Tigers, who touched up Camilo Pascual for two runs in the fifth before tying the game with two more runs in the ninth inning.

Jake Wood’s two-RBI single in the 10th would be the last pitch that Pascual would throw in the game.

Team Name                        G    W    L    T   PCT    GB    RS   RA
New York Yankees               161  107   53    1  .669     -   823  611
Detroit Tigers                 161   99   61    1  .619   8.0   827  664
Baltimore Orioles              162   94   67    1  .584  13.5   687  585
Chicago White Sox              162   86   75    1  .534  21.5   762  722
Cleveland Indians              159   77   82    0  .484  29.5   723  736
Boston Red Sox                 161   76   84    1  .475  31.0   728  788
Minnesota Twins                159   70   88    1  .443  36.0   700  764
Los Angeles Angels             160   69   90    1  .434  37.5   728  770
Kansas City Athletics          160   60   99    1  .377  46.5   676  856
Washington Senators            159   60   99    0  .377  46.5   611  769
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