Cleveland's Ken Aspromonte had his cake and ate it, too, celebrating his birthday and a 7-4 conquest of Milwaukee. Four days later, however, he was notified he would not be rehired as manager. That heightened speculation that either Frank Robinson or Coach Larry Doby would get the job and thus become the first black manager in the majors.
Milwaukee remained half a game behind fourth-place Cleveland as both teams split four games. Reliever Tom Buskey got his 17th and 18th saves for Cleveland.
BALT 87-71 NY 87-72 BOS 83-75 CLEV 75-83 MIL 75-84 DET 71-87