Philadelphia 19 15 .559 ---
San Diego 20 16 .555 ---
Seattle 21 18 .538 0.5
Chicago 18 16 .529 1
Kansas City 18 16 .529 1
Montreal 17 18 .485 2.5
California 15 19 .441 4
Cleveland 12 22 .353 7
Seattle (Gelnar) at Cleveland (Tiant)
Montreal (Stoneman) at Kansas City (Nelson)
Philadelphia (Johnson and Boozer) at California (Wright and Geishert)
Chicago (Edmondson) at San Diego (Kelley)
Seattle 3, Cleveland 1: Steve Barber (six innings) and Jim Bouton (three innings) combined to hold the Indians to four hits, and Seattle bunched four singles with a walk and a sac fly in the fourth inning against Sam McDowell for the runs it needed in the opener. McDowell allowed seven hits in seven innings; he struck out five and walked three. Barber got the win, Bouton the save.
Seattle 13, Cleveland 1: Wayne Comer was 6-for-6 and Diego Segui scattered seven hits in his complete game as the Pilots battered the Indians for the sweep. Comer homered in the first inning, singled three times and doubled twice, compiling three runs and three RBIs in the process. Gus Gil was 4-for-5 with a run and an RBI. Dick Ellsworth allowed five runs in seven innings and Ron Law wore it for the final two innings. Larry Brown (Indians) was injured for one day and will remain on the roster. Tommy Davis (Pilots) was injured for 15 days and is eligible to return to the active roster on June 14. Rich Rollins has been reactivated.
Kansas City 10, Montreal 8 (12 innings): Pat Kelly's two-run homer off Dan McGinn in the bottom of the 12th ended a wild affair that featured 18 runs, 25 hits, 14 walks, four errors and four homers. Don Shaw of the Expos threw six innings of one-run relief after Steve Renko was knocked out of the box, but that run, in the ninth, allowed the Royals to tie the game. The Expos scored all eight of their runs off Bill Butler in the first five innings; after that, relievers Mike Hedlund, Dave Wickersham and Tom Burgemeier shut Montreal out for seven innings, with Burgmeier getting the win. Rusty Staub, Bobby Wine and Ron Fairly all homered for Montreal. After the game, Shaw was deactivated and Carroll Sembera activated; Shaw is eligible to return June 9.
Montreal 8, Kansas City 4: Mark Wegener allowed six hits in eight innings and tripled in two runs to get a split of the doubleheader. The Expos tagged losing pitcher Wally Bunker for eight runs on 11 hits, including homers from Ron Fairly and Kevin Collins. Ed Kirkpatrick was 2-for-2 with two walks, two runs and a double for Kansas City. Royals reliever Steve Jones struck out four men in a row in the eighth and ninth innings.
Philadelphia 5, California 3: The Phillies scored three unearned runs in the second inning with the aid of two Angels errors and held on for the win. Larry Hisle scored three runs and stole a pair of bases for the Phillies, and Deron Johnson drove in three runs. Bill Champion went 7.2 innings for the win, allowing three runs on eight hits. Turk Farrell got the last out of the eighth, and Bill Wilson got three groundball outs in a perfect ninth for the save.
Philadelphia 9, California 1: The Phillies batted around twice and totaled 13 hits in routing the Angels for the doubleheader sweep. Deron Johnson and Cookie Rojas each homered for Phiadelphia. Rick Wise went the distance, allowing six hits and three walks while striking out seven. The Angels committed three errors and also had a passed ball.
Chicago 6, San Diego 4: Luis Aparicio picked up three RBIs to help the White Sox and Joel Horlen to the win. Horlen threw seven shutout innings before weakening in the eighth, when the first four Padres reached and scored. Ed Spiezio hit a three-run homer in that inning. Wilbur Wood got the final six outs for the save, which included a strikeout-passed ball in which Roberto Pena reached first base. Carlos May homered for the White Sox.
San Diego 4, Chicago 3: Ollie Brown's RBI triple was the big hit in a four-run eighth as the Padres earned a split against the visiting White Sox. Billy Wynne carried a four-hit shutout into the eighth but surrendered four straight singles with two outs. Winning pitcher Gary Ross allowed just one earned run on six hits in eight innings, and Frank Reberger struck out two of the three men he faced in the ninth for the save.
Player of the Day: Wayne Comer, Seattle