Philadelphia 24 17 .585 ---
Kansas City 23 17 .575 0.5
Chicago 21 19 .525 2.5
Seattle 24 22 .521 2.5
San Diego 22 21 .511 3
Montreal 19 23 .452 5.5
California 17 23 .425 6.5
Cleveland 16 24 .400 7.5
Montreal (Waslewski) at Cleveland (McDowell)
Kansas City (Drago) at Chicago (Peters)
California (Messersmith) at San Diego (Niekro)
Philadelphia (Champion) at Seattle (Pattin)
Kansas City 4, Chicago 3: Jim Rooker hit a two-run homer and pitched into the seventh inning for the win. Rooker allowed three runs on four hits, but he walked three men in the seventh and four for the game. Buck Martinez also drove in a pair of runs for the Royals off losing pitcher Tommy John, who allowed four runs in six innings. Moe Drabowsky and Dave Wickersham got the final seven outs without allowing a hit. Ellie Rodriguez was injured for one day and will remain on the Royals roster.
Cleveland 14, Expos 4: Hawk Harrelson hit a three-run homer in the second inning that effectively ended Jerry Robertson's start, and the Indians piled up an eight-run fifth in routing the Expos. Steve Hargan went seven innings, allowing four runs, for the win. Jose Cardenal scored twice and drove in a pair for the Indians, who garnered 19 hits off five Expos pitchers (Robertson, Howie Reed, Claude Raymond, Larry Jaster and Roy Face). The only extra-base hits were Harrelson's homer and a double by Eddie Leon.
California 5, San Diego 1: Rudy May threw a complete-game four-hitter, allowing just one baserunner over the final six innings, and Jim Fregosi (3-for-5) homered and drove in two runs for the Angels. Tom Egan also had two RBIs for California. Ed Spiezio homered for the Padres in the second inning.
Philadelphia 4, Seattle 3: Dave Watkins hit a pair of solo homers and Johnny Callison added another off George Brunet to back Grant Jackson. The lefty went eight innings, allowing three runs on seven hits. All three Seattle runs came in the third, when Tommy Harper hit a solo homer and Greg Goossen a two-run shot. Bill Wilson faced three left-handed pinch-hitters in the ninth; one singled, but another grounded into a double play to end the game.
Player of the Day: Dave Watkins, Philadelphia