Jim Gilliam’s bases loaded clearing double off Minnesota’s Al Worthington provided the winning run as the Dodgers defeated the Twins 7-6. The victory gave Los Angeles the World Championship over Minnesota, four games to two.
Jimmie Hall’s pinch-hit single in the bottom of the fourth inning put the Twins ahead 4-3. Minnesota added two more runs in the seventh on Tony Oliva’s triple that scored Joe Nossek, and came home on Harmon Killebrew’s single.
In the top of the eighth with the Dodgers trailing the Twins 6-3, Lou Johnson led off with a solo home run. A single by Wes Parker and an one out double by Dick Tracewski put runners on second and third. Maury Wills walked to load the bases. Jim Gilliam then hit a double that allowed all the runners to score and give the Dodgers a 7-6 lead.
Ron Perranoski game up a walk to Versalles in the top of the ninth, but escaped with a double play on Nossek’s ground ball. The Twins followed with singles by Oliva and Killebrew. Earl Battey grounded out to give Perranoski the save and the secure the World Championship.
The Most Valuable Player Award went to Jim Gilliam. He batted .304 and led the Dodgers with seven RBIs.
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