Chicago 12 8 .600 ---
California 12 9 .571 0.5
Philadelphia 12 9 .571 0.5
Kansas City 10 9 .523 1.5
San Diego 11 11 .500 2
Seattle 10 11 .476 2.5
Montreal 9 14 .391 4.5
Cleveland 8 13 .381 4.5
Cleveland (McDowell) at Montreal (Wegener)
Seattle (Pattin) at Philadelphia (Fryman)
Chicago (Horlen) at Kansas City (Nelson)
San Diego (Niekro) at California (Messersmith)
Philadelphia 4, Cleveland 1: Rick Wise allowed three hits (one a homer by Larry Brown) in eight innings. Larry Hisle homered in the first off Steve Hargan and added an RBI on a sac fly. Wise doubled twice and scored two runs. Hargan allowed four runs in five innings but did strike out Dick Allen three times. Turk Farrell worked a perfect ninth for the save.
Seattle 5, Montreal 4: Don Mincher's three-run homer in the first inning gave the Pilots a lead they never relinquished. Wayne Comer went 3-for-4 with two runs and a walk, and John Donaldson had a solo homer. Mike Marshall went 5.2 innings for the win; John O'Donoghue allowed one single in two innings for the save.
Kansas City 4, San Diego 3: Lou Pinella's two-run homer off reliever Dick Kelley in the seventh inning lifted the Royals to the win. The Padres got a two-run homer from Nate Colbert and a solo shot from pinch-hitter Larry Stahl against winning pitcher Wally Bunker. Clay Kirby allowed two runs, one earned, in six innings for San Diego. Moe Drabowsky got the final two outs for the save. Jerry Adair (Royals) was injured for 10 days and will be replaced on the roster by Juan Rios; Adair may return after May 23.
Chicago 5, California 1: Tom McCraw's three-run pinch-hit homer in the eighth off Eddie Fisher broke open a tight pitchers duel. Winner Tommy John scattered six hits in eight innings; the only run the Halos scored was unearned. Loser Rudy May allowed two runs, one earned, in seven innings. Roger Repoz (California) was injured for two days and will remain on the roster.
Player of the Day: Rick Wise, Phillies