California 12 8 .600 ---
Chicago 11 8 .579 0.5
Philadelphia 10 9 .526 1.5
San Diego 11 10 .523 1.5
Kansas City 9 9 .500 2.5
Seattle 9 11 .455 3.5
Cleveland 8 11 .421 4
Montreal 9 13 .409 4.5
Cleveland (Tiant) at Philadelphia (Jackson)
California 6, Chicago 2: Tom Murphy allowed five hits and two runs in eight innings, and the Angels got three runs and two RBIs from the center field duo of Jay Johnstone and Vic Davillilo as California climbed into first place. Johnstone was 2-for-2 with a double and two runs; Davillilo pinch ran for him n the sixth after he was hit by a Joel Horlen pitch, and Davillilo went 1-for-2 with a run and two RBIs. Johnstone will miss three days and will remain on the roster. The White Sox's Buddy Bradford was injured (four days) and will remain on the roster. The White Sox reactived Carlos May after the game and deactivated Angel Bravo, who is eligible to return after May 20.
Montreal 6, Seattle 1: Rusty Staub hit a three-run homer in the first inning, and Ron Fairly and Mack Jones added four-baggers to account for all six Montreal runs. Fairly scored three runs. Jerry Robertson allowed one unearned run in 7.1 innings, and Dan McGinn got the final five outs for the save. Robertson struck out seven and walked two while allowing six hits. The Expos' John Bateman was injured (five days) and will be replaced on the roster by John Boccabella; he is eligible to return after May 20.
Cleveland 5, Philadelphia 4: Dick Allen's first inning error gave Cleveland three unearned runs; his two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth off Sam McDowell almost made up for the costly boot. Max Alvis homered for the Indians and had three RBIs. Stan Williams got the final two outs for the save. The Phillies' Larry Hisle was injured and will miss Sunday's game; he will remain on the roster.
Player of the Day: Rusty Staub, Expos