Chicago 17 13 .567 ---
San Diego 17 14 .548 0.5
Kansas City 16 14 .533 1
Philadelphia 16 14 .533 1
Seattle 18 16 .529 1
California 15 15 .500 2
Montreal 14 17 .451 3.5
Cleveland 10 20 .333 7
Chicago (Ellis and Peters) at Cleveland (Williams and Hargan)
Kansas City (Drago and Rooker) at Philadelphia (Jackson and Fryman)
California (Messersmith and McGlothlin) at Montreal (Waslewski and Robertson)
San Diego (Niekro and Sisk) at Seattle (Pattin and Marshall)
Chicago 8, Cleveland 6: A solid pitching matchup between Tommy John and Luis Tiant disintegrated after Tiant left with an injury after four innings. Relievers Mike Paul (two runs), Larry Burchart (three runs) and Horacio Pina (two runs) couldn't hold the White Sox at bay. John was constantly in trouble and was pulled after getting an out in the seventh; he was charged with four runs, three earned, on 11 hits. Gary Bell vultured the win with one inning of two run relief. Wilbur Wood tossed a perfect ninth, the only 1-2-3 inning of the game, for the save. Gail Hopkins was 4-for-5 with four runs, a double and an RBI, and Don Pavletich was 3-for-3 with two runs, two RBIs and a homer for the White Sox. Tony Horton homered for Cleveland; he scored twice and drove in a pair. Tiant will make his next scheduled start.
Seattle 14, San Diego 0: George Brunet not only threw a five-hit shutout, he homered, doubled twice and singled and scored three runs. The lefty fanned nine Padres and walked two. Mike Hegan homered twice for Seattle, and Ray Oyler went deep for the second consecutive game. Clay Kirby allowed six runs in six innings for the loss.
Player of the Day: George Brunet, Seattle