1965 LA Dodgers Replay: Twins Win Two Games, Trail Dodgers By One Game

   In the fourth game of the World Series, the Twins beat the Dodgers on two home runs by Don Mincher.  Jim Grant beat Don Drysdale and prevented a four-game sweep by Los Angeles.


A two-run home run by Bob Allison and a grandslam homer by Harmon Killebrew provided the firepower for the Twins to win their second game of the World Series.  Jim Kaat made up for his loss in the first game by pitching into the ninth inning.  A bottom of the ninth rally by the Dodgers left Los Angeles two runs short.

Sandy Koufax, winner of the second game, gave up ten hits and all six of the Minnesota runs on the homer runs by Allison and Killebrew.

The World Series returns to Minneapolis-St. Paul for the sixth and seventh game (if necessary).  Claude Osteen will start for the Dodgers and Jim ‘Mudcat’ Grant will take the mound for the Twins in game six.

The Dodgers continue to struggle with their hitting, as their team batting average in the series is only .241.  The Twins have hit seven home runs in the five games, Allison 2, Mincher 2, Killebrew 2 and Quilici.  The Dodger pitching staff has a respectable 2.81 ERA for the five games.


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One comment

  1. david.jerome@us.ngrid.com

    great replay. i am looking for someone who might want to make ca baseball classics trade. i have the all time greats teams to trade. i am looking for a 1960’s set in return. if anyone is interested please send me an e-mail. david.jerome@us.ngrid.com


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