Chicago 11 6 .647 ---
Philadelphia 10 6 .625 0.5
San Diego 10 8 .556 1.5
California 9 8 .525 2
Kansas City 7 8 .467 3
Seattle 8 10 .444 3.5
Montreal 7 11 .389 4.5
Cleveland 5 10 .333 5
Tuesday's gamesSan Diego (Kirby) at Cleveland (McDowell)
Montreal (Wegener) at Kansas City (Drago)
Seattle (Gelnar) at Chicago (John)
Philadelphia (Jackson) at California (Messersmith)
San Diego 12, Cleveland 7: The Padres peppered three Cleveland pitchers for 18 hits and drew six walks. Cito Gaston led off the game with a home run, and Ivan Murrell scored twice and drove in three. Murrell, Ed Spiezio and John Sipin each had three hits. Johnny Podres allowed one run in three innings of relief to get credit for the victory. Jose Cardenal scored three runs for the Tribe, and Tony Horton had three doubles and a single in five at-bats. Roberto Pena (Padres) was injured and will miss the next game.
Kansas City 4, Montreal 1: Roger Nelson flirted with a no-hitter and Scott Northey had a pair of extra-base hits to power the Royals offense. Nelson allowed just one infield hit to the first 24 batters he faced, but allowed four hits to the next seven men and was relieved by Mike Hedlund, who retired the one man he faced for the save. Northey doubled and scored the game's first run in the fifth inning off loser Larry Jaster, and hit a two-run homer to cap a three-run sixth.
Chicago 4, Seattle 1: Paul Edmondson allowed three hits in seven innings to beat the Pilots. Edmondson walked five and fanned two but induced a pair of double plays, and Seattle's sole run scored on a wild pitch. The White Sox scored four runs off Steve Barber in the lefty's five innings of work.
California 5, Philadelphia 1: The Angels got consecutive home runs in the third inning from Jim Fregosi, Jim Spencer and Rick Reichardt, and Rudy May took a perfect game into the sixth inning against the Phillies. May was pulled in the eighth after allowing a leadoff homer to Mike Ryan and walking pinch-hitter Dave Watkins; he allowed three hits and three walks while striking out five. Eddie Fisher and Hoyt Wilhelm each threw a scoreless inning for the Angels. Lowell Palmer took the loss for the Phillies, allowing four runs in five innings. Jay Johnstone went 4-for-5 with a triple and a run scored; Spencer was 3-for-5 with a homer, double, two runs and an RBI.
Player of the day: Roger Nelson, Kansas City.