Kansas City 28 20 .583 ---
Seattle 29 25 .537 2
Chicago 25 23 .521 3
Philadelphia 25 24 .510 3.5
California 24 24 .500 4
Montreal 24 25 .490 4.5
San Diego 24 26 .480 5
Cleveland 18 30 .375 10
California (Wright) at Cleveland (McDowell)
Montreal (Reed) at Chicago (Wynne)
Kansas City (Nelson) at Seattle (Marshall)
Philadelphia (Jackson) at San Diego (Kirby)
California 5, Cleveland 2: The Angels got two-out homers in the fourth inning from Jim Spencer and Bubba Morton to take the lead and the Indians never caught up. Cleveland's two runs came on Hawk Harrelson's two-run homer in the third inning. Lou Klimchock, who went 3-for-4 for Cleveland, committed a two-base error in the eighth that resulted in a pair of unearned runs for California. Tom Murphy got the win; he pitched seven innings, allowing two runs on six hits. Ken Tatum worked the ninth for the save. Dick Ellsworth (seven innings, three runs, seven hits) took the loss.
Montreal 9, Chicago 8: Ron Fairly's grand slam powered a seven-run sixth inning for the Expos, and they hung on to win the slugfest. Mike Wegener got the win; he yielded three runs in five innings on six hits and two walks. Paul Edmondson, who escaped a pair of bases-loaded jams in shutting out Montreal for the first five innings, was charged with the first five runs of the sixth and took the loss. Claude Raymond got the last out of the ninth for the save. Fairly was 3-for-4 with a walk, two runs and four RBIs, and Ty Cline was 3-for-4 with a walk, two runs and a double for Montreal.
San Diego 7, Philadelphia 6: Larry Stahl's two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth turned a one-run deficit into a one-run win for the Padres. The Padres had led 5-1 after two innings, with Ollie Brown contributing a two-run homer. But Dick Kelley was in and out of trouble for six innings and gave up a two-run homer to Dick Allen in the fifth. The Phillies tied the game at six in the eighth and took the lead in the top of the ninth when Van Kelly kicked away a double-play grounder. But Bill Wilson, called upon to protect the lead, gave up a single to pinch-hitter Ivan Murrell and the fatal blast to Stahl. Tommy Sisk vultured the "W" after blowing the save in the eighth and giving up the lead in the ninth. Before the game, the Phillies reactivated Mike Ryan and demoted Jeff James. For the Padres, Roberto Pena was injured and is out two days. He will remain on the active roster.
Seattle 10, Kansas City 5: The Pilots cracked three home runs (Mike Hegan, Ray Oyler and Dick Simpson), and starter and winner Steve Barber at one point retired 11 straight Royals without a ball leaving the infield. Oyler also doubled and both scored and drove in two runs. Steve Hovley went 3-for-4, scored twice, drove in a run and stole a base. Tommy Harper (Pilots) was injured and will sit three days. After the game, the Pilots demoted Simpson and returned Tommy Davis to the active roster. Simpson is eligible to return June 26.
Player of the Day: Larry Stahl, San Diego