California 1 0 1.000 ---
Philadelphia 1 0 1.000 ---
San Diego 1 0 1.000 ---
Seattle 1 0 1.000 ---
Chicago 0 1 .000 1
Cleveland 0 1 .000 1
Kansas City 0 1 .000 1
Montreal 0 1 .000 1
California (McGlothlin) at Kansas City (Nelson)
San Diego (Niekro) at Chicago (Horlen)
Cleveland (Tiant) at Seattle (Brabender)
Philadelphia (Wise) at Montreal (Robertson)
Philadelphia 13, Montreal 2: Johnny Callison hit a pair of homers, one a grand slam, and drove in eight runs as the Phillies routed the Expos. Grant Jackson struck out seven in eight innings while allowing the Expos two runs on three hits, one a homer by Coco Laboy. Claude Raymond threw 4.1 innings of relief for Montreal, allowing one run. The Phillies stole three bases in the first inning against Bill Stoneman.
California 4, Kansas City 0: Andy Messersmith threw a four-hit shutout for the visiting Angels, striking out 10 and walking three. Bill Voss singled home two runs in a three-run fourth inning, and Jim Spencer scored twice. Jackie Hernandez was injured (one game) for the Royals.
San Diego 4, Chicago 2: Clay Kirby and Jack Baldschun combined for a six-hitter for the Padres, who got a home run from Ollie Brown. Ed Spezio was injured (two games) for the Padres.
Seattle 5, Cleveland 3: The Pilots stunned Sam McDowell with a pair of two-run homers in the seventh inning (pinch-hitter Jerry McNertney) and eighth inning (Jim Pagliaroni) for the comeback win. Jim Bouton worked two shutout innings in relief of Marty Pattin for the win. The Indians got homers from Tony Horton and Hawk Harrelson. Pagliaroni had a pair of doubles to go with his homer and totaled three RBIs. Seattle's John Kennedy was injured (three games); he is off the roster and replaced by Merritt Ranew. Kennedy is eligible for reinstatement for games of April 26.
Player of the day: Johnny Callison, Philadelphia.