Chicago 15 11 .577 ---
Philadelphia 15 12 .556 0.5
San Diego 15 12 .556 0.5
Seattle 15 14 .517 1.5
California 13 13 .500 2
Kansas City 13 14 .481 2.5
Montreal 12 16 .429 4
Cleveland 10 16 .385 5
Chicago (Wynne) at Montreal (Robertson)
San Diego (Niekro) at Philadelphia (Jackson)
Cleveland (Tiant) at Kansas City (Butler)
Seattle (Brabender) at California (McGlothlin)
Montreal 10, San Diego 9: Mack Jones' two-run single off Billy McCool in the eight inning capped a series of Expos comebacks, and Roy Face made the lead standup with a perfect ninth inning. The Padres opened the game with a three-run homer by Ed Spezio; the Expos tied it in the fifth on a Jones sac fly. Chris Cannizzaro put San Diego back in front with a solo homer; the Expos scored four in the seventh to take a 7-5 lead, with Coco Laboy hitting a three-run homer off Clay Kirby. The Padres promptly regained the lead, scoring four runs including a two-run homer by Nate Colbert. The Expos bounced back with four singles and a walk. The loss was charged to McCool; Gary Waslewski gets the vultured W. Montreal's Ron Brand has a two-day injury and Gary Sutherland a three-day injury; both will remain on the roster. Montreal deactivates Don Bosch and reactivates John Bateman. Bosch is eligible to return for games of June 1.
Chicago 9, Philadelphia 1: A pair of errors by third baseman Tony Taylor helped create five unearned runs in the second inning, and the White Sox were never threatened the rest of the way. Tommy John shut out the Phillies through eight innings before giving up a run in the ninth; he went the distance, allowing seven hits and two walks while striking out seven. Bill Melton homered and drove in three runs while scoring two.
Seattle 5, Kansas City 0: Ray Oyler doubled, tripled and drove in three runs. and keystone mate John Donaldson went 3-for-4 with two RBIs for the Pilots. Marty Pattin was the winner, tossing seven shutout innings. Pattin allowed five hits and two walks; he struck out five. Jim Bouton retired all six hitters he faced. Don Mincher stole two bases and scored twice. Dick Drago took the loss.
California 4, Cleveland 0: Andy Messersmith held the Tribe to two hits and Rick Reichardt drove in three runs for the Angels. Messersmith walked six and struck out nine; he also induced a pair of double play grounders. Frank Baker (one DP, three strikeouts) was particularly ineffective against the right hander. Sam McDowell yielded all four runs in seven innings; he allowed four hits and three walks with six strikeouts. Jim Fregosi and Bubba Morton scored two runs apiece.
Player of the Day: Ray Oyler, Seattle