Philadelphia 23 15 .605 ---
Kansas City 21 16 .568 1.5
Chicago 21 17 .552 2
Seattle 23 20 .535 2.5
San Diego 21 19 .525 3
Montreal 18 21 .462 5.5
California 15 23 .395 8
Cleveland 13 24 .351 9.5
Philadelphia (Fryman) at Cleveland (Tiant)
Montreal (Stoneman) at Seattle (Barber)
Kansas City (Bunker) at San Diego (Podres)
Philadelphia 2, Cleveland 1: Rick Wise outdueled Sam McDowell and scored the Phillies' two runs himself. Wise walked and singled; he was driven home both times by Larry Hisle, who doubled and triples for the RBIs. Wise went eight scoreless innings, allowing five hits and walking two while striking out eight. Bill Wilson allowed a solo homer to Tony Horton in the ninth but got the save. McDowell went seven innings, allowing five hits. He walked three and struck out eight. Before the game, Cleveland reactived Max Alvis and deactivated Dave Nelson. Mike Ryan of the Phillies was injured (10 days) and will be replaced on the roster by Jeff James. Ryan is eligible to return June 15.
Chicago 4, California 1: Walt Williams hit a three-run triple in a four-run seventh inning as the Angels lost their eighth straight. Joe Horlen allowed one run in seven innings for the win; he allowed five hits, walked one and struck out four. Jim McGlothlin threw six shutout innings but left for a pinch hitter, and Eddie Fisher took the loss. Williams went 3-for-4 with a run scored and the three RBIs. After the game, the White Sox reactivated Ken Berry and deactivated Angel Bravo, who had a pinch-hit double in the winning rally.
Seattle 7. Montreal 3: Steve Whitaker homered twice -- a two-run homer in the first inning and a solo shot in the seventh -- as the Pilots overpowered the Expos. Gene Brabender went six innings for the win; he walked four and allowed four hits while striking out two. The Pilots scored in five of the eight innings in which they batted.
Kansas City 6, San Diego 5 (10 innings): The Royals plated three runs in the top of ninth against a pair of Padres relievers to even the score, then added a run in the top of the 10th for the win. Tom Burgmeier got the win with two scoreless innings, while Frank Reberger, who allowed two inherited runners to score in the ninth, took the loss. Lou Piniella (3-for-5) drove in two runs for Kansas City. Al Ferrara doubled twice for San Diego and drove in a pair. Mike Hedlund started for the Royals and threw four scoreless inning but left with a minor injury after an at-bat; he will be ready to pitch after normal rest. Three of the five runs the Padres scored off Bill Butler were unearned. Ivan Murrell was injured for the Padres and will miss their next game.
Player of the Day; Rick Wise, Philadelphia