San Diego 19 14 .576 ---
Chicago 17 15 .531 1.5
Kansas City 17 15 .531 1.5
Philadelphia 17 15 .531 1.5
Seattle 18 18 .514 2.5
Montreal 16 17 .485 3
California 15 17 .469 3.5
Cleveland 12 20 .375 6.5
San Diego (Santorini) at Seattle (Brabender)
Philadelphia 2, Kansas City 1: Grant Jackson outdueled Dick Drago in the first game of the doubleheader. Jackson scattered eight hits, and the only Kansas City run crossed on a double play grounder in the second inning. John Briggs homered in the bottom of the second to tie the score, and Jackson scored the decider; he doubled with one out in the eighth and scored on Tony Taylor's single. Drago also threw a complete game, allowing four hits in eight innings.
Kansas City 7, Philadelphia 3: Jim Rooker shut out the Phillies for eight innings, while Lou Piniella drove in three runs and Joe Foy hit a two-run homer for the Royals. Piniella tripled, doubled and singled. Rooker struck out seven and allowed four hits and three runs, all in the ninth and one unearned. Steve Jones struck out the one man he faced in the ninth for the save.
Montreal 3, California 1: Gary Sutherland homered and doubled to drive in all three runs for the Expos, and Gary Waslewski allowed just three hits and four walks in eight shutout innings in the first game of the doubleheader. Andy Messersmith (two runs in seven innings) took the loss; he allowed just three hits himself, none after the second inning, but walked seven while striking out eight. Roy Face got the final three outs after Dan McGinn loaded the bases to open the ninth.
Montreal 6, California 2: The Expos completed the doubleheader sweep behind Jerry Roberston's complete-game five-hitter. Coco Laboy cemented Montreal's four-run third inning with a two-run homer. Ron Fairly went 3-for-4 with two doubles, two runs and two RBIs. Losing pitcher Jim McGlothlin allowed six runs in seven innings.
Cleveland 12, Chicago 8: The Indians racked up Sammy Ellis for five runs in the first inning, and the spot starter wore it for the White Sox for three more innings and four more runs. Lou Klimchock went 4-for-5 with three runs, a double and a homer for Cleveland. Tony Horton drove in three runs, Duke Sims hit a two-run homer and Ken Harrelson and Frank Baker each scored twice. Bill Melton went 3-for-5 for Chicago, with three RBIs, a run scored and a double. After the game, the White Sox replaced Ellis on the roster with Gary Peters, the scheduled starter for the second game of the double header.
Cleveland 4, Chicago 0: Stan Williams and Mike Paul combined for a four-hit shutout, and Tony Horton (2-for-4) scored twice to as the last-place Indians swept the front-running White Sox. Gary Peters held Cleveland scoreless until the seventh, when Horton doubled and Eddie Leon singled him home. Cleveland peppered Dan Osinski for three hits and a walk in the three-run eighth, highlighted by pinch-hitter Frank Baker's two-run triple.
San Diego 5, Seattle 4: The Padres scored twice in the second inning and three more times in the third, then held on for the win. John Sipin scored twice and Tommy Dean drove in a pair of runs. Joe Niekro went seven innings, allowing three earned runs on six hits, for the win; Bill McCool and Gary Ross each threw a perfect inning of relief. Seattle starter Marty Pattin struck out eight in his five innings. Walt Hriniak (Padres) was injured for three days and will remain on the roster.
San Diego 5, Seattle 3: Ed Spiezio drove in the tying and go-ahead runs with a pinch-hit single in the top of the ninth inning as the Padres completed the sweep of the Pilots. Bill McCool, who entered with two on and two out in the eighth inning to get the one batter he faced, was the winner. Mike Marshall, who didn't retire a man in the ninth, was the loser. Dave Roberts worked a perfect ninth for the save. Mike Hegan hit a two-run homer in the first off Tommy Sisk, and the Pilots led from then until Spiezio's single off Bob Locker. Wayne Comer (Pilots) was injured and will miss their next game.
Player of the Day: Frank Baker, Indians.