San Diego 17 13 .567 ---
Chicago 16 13 .551 0.5
Kansas City 16 14 .533 1
Philadelphia 16 14 .533 1
Seattle 17 16 .515 1.5
California 15 15 .500 2
Montreal 14 17 .451 3.5
Cleveland 10 19 .345 6.5
Chicago (John) at Cleveland (Tiant)
San Diego (Kirby) at Seattle (Brunet)
San Diego 6, Philadelphia 2: Ivan Murrell hit a two-run homer and scored another run to help power the Padres past the Phillies. Dick Kelley went seven innings, allowing one run on five hits with eight strikeouts, for the win. Deron Johnson homered off Jack Baldschun in the ninth for the Phillies. Jerry Johnson took the loss for Philadelphia; he pitched 6.1 innings and allowed all six Padres runs.
Montreal 6, Chicago 5: Bob Bailey and Kevin Collins came through as pinch-hitters in the bottom of the eighth, combining to drive in three runs as the Expos overtook the White Sox. The Expos got 3.2 scoreless innings from five relievers, with Steve Renko getting credit for the win. Dan Osinski took the loss. White Sox catcher Ed Herrmann was charged with three passed balls, which helped contribute to two unearned runs. Luis Aparicio scored three runs for the Sox; he was 3-for-5 with a double and a stolen base. Carlos May had a pair of RBI doubles.
Kansas City 4, Cleveland 3: Scott Northey's two-out homer in the seventh tied the game, and the Royals won it in the ninth on Ellie Rodriguez's sac fly. Kansas City got four scoreless innings of relief from Mike Hedlund and Tom Burgmeier, with Burgmeier getting credit for the win. Kansas City starter Roger Nelson allowed two earned runs in five innings, but also threw a pair of wild pitches, one of which put a runner in position to score and the other plated a run. Sam McDowell went eight innings for the Indians; Stan Williams took the loss, allowing a walk, a double and the decisive fly ball.
Seattle 4, California 3: Light-hitting Ray Oyler drove in three runs, including a two-run homer, as the Pilots held off the Angels. Eddie Fisher surrendered three runs in two innings to take the loss. Starter John Gelnar went 6.1 innings, allowing an unearned run, but John O'Donoghue and Bob Locker struggled to get out of the eighth inning, allowing two runs on four singles. Diego Segui worked a perfect ninth for the save.
Player of the Day: Ivan Murrell, San Diego