San Diego 16 12 .571 ---
Chicago 15 12 .556 0.5
Philadelphia 15 13 .536 1
California 14 13 .519 1.5
Kansas City 14 14 .500 2
Seattle 15 15 .500 2
Montreal 13 16 .448 3.5
Cleveland 10 17 .370 5.5
San Diego (Santorini) at Philadelphia (Wise)
Cleveland (Ellsworth) at Kansas City (Bunker)
Seattle (Marshall) at California (Murphy)
Montreal 10, Chicago 9: John Bateman's two-out, two-run homer off Wilbur Wood in the bottom of the ninth lifted the Expos to a stunning comeback win over the White Sox. Montreal scored nine times in the final four frames and won despite being charged with three errors. Don Shaw, who allowed one run in his sole inning of work, was the winner. Ron Fairly and Coco Laboy each homered and drove in three runs for the winners; Ken Berry scored four runs for Chicago, one on a homer.
San Diego 3, Philadelphia 2 (12 innings): Ollie Brown homered in the 12th inning off Turk Ferrell to break the tie and make a winner of Jack Baldschun, who threw 3.1 scoreless innings of two-hit relief. Nate Colbert was 4-for-6 for the Padres, doubling home a run and scoring another. Johnny Callison homered and tripled for the Phillies. Frank Reberger got the save.
Kansas City 9. Cleveland 0: Bill Butler fired a four-hit shutout with one walk, four strikeouts and a pair of double play grounders, and his teammates battered Luis Tiant for six runs in two innings in the rout. Bob Oliver had a bases-loaded triple, and Ellie Rodriguez was 4-for-4 with a run, a double, a walk and two RBIs. Jose Cardenal threw two Kansas City baserunners out at the plate. After the game, Kansas City reactivated Jerry Adair and deactivated Juan Rios.
California 2, Seattle 0: Jim McGlothlin scattered seven hits -- no more than one an inning -- to shut down the Pilots. Seattle starter and loser Gene Brabender allowed two runs, one earned, on three hits in six innings; he didn't allow a baserunner until the fifth inning and struck out 10.
Player of the Day: Nate Colbert, San Diego