Originally written on Coffeyville Whirlwind  |  Last updated 1/19/12
The 10th place Kansas City Athletics and the 2nd place Minnesota Twins had split the first two games of a three game series with a couple of 3-2 games at Metropolitan Stadium. Cal Ermer’s Twins came back from a 2-0 deficit in the first game on Thursday by scoring a run an inning in the 6th, 7th, and 8th; the first and last of which were solo home runs by Harmon Killebrew, who brought his season’s total to 24, enough to tie Frank Howard for the AL lead. On Friday Twins’ pitcher Jim Kaat allowed a couple of runs on four singles in the fourth inning while three Athletics pitchers held the Twins’ offense down to earn a 3-2 win. It might have seemed improbable that the third game of the series would end with the exact same score, but that is what went down at the Met. Starter Dean Chance ran into some trouble in the top of the first. With one out, shortstop Zoilo Versalles booted a grounder by Mike Hershberger. Hershberger stole second before Chance issued a walk to the number three hitt...
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