Kansas City 28 19 .596 ---
Chicago 25 22 .531 3
Seattle 28 25 .528 3
Philadelphia 25 23 .521 3.5
California 23 24 .489 5
Montreal 23 25 .479 5.5
San Diego 23 26 .469 6
Cleveland 18 29 .383 10
California (Murphy) at Cleveland (Ellsworth)
Montreal (Wegener) at Chicago (Edmondson)
Kansas City (Bunker) at Seattle (Barber)
Philadelphia (Fryman) at San Diego (Kelley)
Kansas City 2, Cleveland 1: Bill Butler took a no-hitter into the sixth and wound up allowing four hits in eight innings for the win. Moe Drabowsky pitched around two hits and an error in the ninth for the save. Butler struck out seven and walked one. Steve Hargan (six innings, seven hits, two runs) took the loss. Max Alvis must sit the next game with an injury. He will remain on the active roster.
Chicago 10, Philadelphia 2: The Phillies saw their starter driven from the game early for the second straight game, as Rick Wise surrendered five runs in the first inning and left after two. Carlos May drove in a pair in the first inning and three more with a sixth-inning homer off John Boozer. Buddy Bradford followed May's shot with a solo homer. Bradford and Ed Herrmann each had a pair of RBIs, and four White Sox (Gail Hopkins, Bill Melton, May and Bradford) scored two runs apiece. Joel Horlen went seven innings for the win, allowing two runs on six hits and one walk. Gary Bell retired all six men he faced.
Montreal 2, San Diego 0: Bill Stoneman threw a six-hit shutout to outduel Al Santorini. Bobby Wine singled home Mack Jones in the seventh for the first run of the game, and in the eighth Ron Fairly scored on a Billy McCool wild pitch. Stoneman walked two and struck out six.
California 8, Seattle 4: Jim Spencer hit a grand slam, Jay Johnstone went 4-for-4 and Eddie Fisher tossed four innings of one-hit, shutout relief as the Angels downed the Pilots. Don Mincher and Mike Hegan homered for Seattle off starter and winner Jim McGlothlin. Fisher allowed just one baserunner to collect the save. Gene Brabender took the loss.
Player of the day: Bill Stoneman, Montreal