The Fenway Park crowd answers Stanky's needling with a caustic banner, lusty boos and a sustained chant: "Stanky is a bum!"
Looking to the World Series, the contentious Stanky said, "We're fighting for $10,000 each, and I'm managing for 25 men."
Cisco Carlos (center) pitched beautifully in game White Sox won on home runs by Pete Ward (left) and Tommie Agee.
Early in the week Detroit had won three straight from California but then was stunned by the Angels 3-2 after Earl Wilson, an 18-game winner, had taken a 2-1 lead into the ninth. Still, they had 11 victories in 16 games when they moved into Minnesota for three games with the Twins, and they were in splendid position to challenge for the lead. But the edgy Tigers made four errors in three innings, gave the Twins three unearned runs and lost 5-4. Next day they were shut out by the Minnesotans and, just like that, instead of leading the race, the Tigers were back in fourth place.
"You can't give away three runs." said Tiger Manager Mayo Smith, "and expect to win too many games in a race like this."
Picked off first, Twins' Valdespino reaches second safely after Detroit's Norm Cash chased him all the way, did not throw.