Kansas City 28 21 .571 ---
Seattle 30 25 .545 1
Chicago 26 23 .531 2
Philadelphia 26 24 .520 2.5
California 25 24 .510 3
Montreal 24 26 .480 4.5
San Diego 24 27 .470 5
Cleveland 18 31 .367 10
California (May) at Cleveland (Tiant)
Montreal (Renko) at Chicago (John)
Kansas City (Rooker) at Seattle (Brunet)
California 3, Cleveland 1: Four outfield errors -- two by Chuck Hinton and one apiece by Hawk Harrelson and Jose Cardenal -- resulted in all three runs for the Angels. Clyde Wright went the distance for California, allowing one run on three hits and retiring 16 in a row at one point. Sam McDowell allowed five hits in his eight innings, striking out 11 and walking none for the hard-luck loss.
Chicago 5, Montreal 4: Carlos May hit a three-run homer in the fifth to put the White Sox in front, and the Chicago bullpen threw five scoreless innings. Ron Fairly homered to lead off the game for Montreal, which took a 4-1 lead in the third inning. Jerry Nyman worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the seventh as part of his three inning relief stint, but Dan Osinski gets credit for the win and Wilbur Wood gets the save. Howie Reed (sevent innings, 10 hits, four earned runs) is the loser. Bob Bailey tripled and doubled with two RBIs for the Expos.
Philadelphia 6, San Diego 1: Dick Allen drove home two runs, Larry Hisle scored twice and Grant Jackson struck out 10 in eight innings in the Phillies win. Jackson walked three times and singled in four trips to the plate. On the mound, he scattered six singles and walked four. Clay Kirby (five innings, six runs, five hits and eight walks) was the loser for the Padres.
Seattle 11, Kansas City 6: Wayne Comer drove in six runs and Steve Hovley scored four runs as the Pilots outslugged the Royals. Ed Kirkpatrick hit a pair of homers for Kansas City, and Mike Fiore also homered for the Royals. Comer and Hovley each homered for Seattle, as did Mike Hegan. Bob Locker allowed one run in three innings of relief for the win. Hegan went 4-for-4, Hovley 4-for-5 and Comer 3-for 5.
Player of the Day: Wayne Comer, Seattle