Philadelphia 24 18 .571 ---
Kansas City 23 18 .561 0.5
Chicago 22 19 .537 1.5
Seattle 25 22 .532 1.5
San Diego 22 22 .500 3
Montreal 20 23 .465 4.5
California 18 23 .439 5.5
Cleveland 16 25 .390 7.5
Montreal (Wegener) at Cleveland (Tiant)
Kansas City (Butler) at Chicago (Horlen)
California (McGlothlin) at San Diego (Santorini)
Philadelphia (Wise) at Seattle (Brabender)
Montreal 3, Cleveland 2: Gary Sutherland went 5-for-5 and doubled home a pair of runs in the eighth inning. He also scored the Expos' other run. All his damage came off losing pitcher Sam McDowell, who went 7.1 innings, allowing three runs on 10 hits. Gary Waslewski allowed two runs on eight hits in seven innings. Claude Raymond walked two and allowed a hit in 1.1 innings, and Carroll Sembura retired the last two batters for the save.
Chicago 7, Kansas City 6: Gail Hopkins and Carlos May each hit a pair of home runs for the White Sox; each drove in three runs and scored twice, although Hopkins also doubled. Gary Peters went seven innings, allowing two runs on six hits for the win. Paul Edmondson allowed three runs in the eighth, and Wilber Wood worked a one-run ninth for the save. Dick Drago took the loss for the Royals.
Seattle 6, Philadelphia 2: Ray Oyler and Tommy Harper homered in the Pilots' four-run fourth inning, and the Phillies lost not only the game but two more regulars to injury. Marty Pattin went six innings for the win, allowing one run on three hits and four walks; he struck out four. Jim Bouton pitched the other three innings for the save, allowing a solo homer to Deron Johnson. Bill Champion yielded all six runs in six innings; one of the runs was unearned. Tony Taylor is out for two games for the Phillies and Johnny Callison eight games; both will remain on the active roster. Callison is eligible to play on June 17.
California 8, San Diego 2: Andy Messersmith took a no-hitter into the sixth inning, and the Angels got homers from Jim Fregosi and Jim Spencer to rout the Padres. The game was scoreless for five innings, but Fregosi's two-run homer off Joe Niekro opened the floodgates for a five-run inning. Messersmith left for a pinch-hitter after laboring through the seventh. Ed Spiezio of the Padres was injured (two games) and will remain on the active roster.
Player of the Day: Gary Sutherland, Montreal