On July 20, 1969 — Jim Perry does his brother one better by winning two games today in Minnesota’s sweep of the Pilots. Playing two more innings to complete yesterday’s suspended game, the Twins score four runs in the 18th to win, 11 – 7, then follow with a 4 – 0 win. Perry tosses 11 innings of shutout ball to win the pair. The loser in both games is John Gelnar. In the extra-inning game, the two teams strand a major-league record 44 runners, with the Twins contributing 23. The Mets and Cards will leave 45 runners on during a September 11, 1974 marathon. The two wins means the Twins go into the All-Star break with a four-game lead over the A’s in the American League West.

 


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Sources:
Baseball Reference July 20
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