Kansas City 26 18 .590 ---
Seattle 27 23 .540 2
Philadelphia 24 21 .533 2.5
Chicago 23 21 .523 3
Montreal 22 24 .478 5
California 21 23 .477 5
San Diego 22 25 .468 5.5
Cleveland 17 27 .386 9
Kansas City (Rooker) at Cleveland (McDowell)
Philadelphia (James) at Chicago (John)
California (May) at Seattle (Brunet)
Kansas City 8, Cleveland 4: Joe Foy hit a three-run homer in the top of the first for the Royals, and the Indians never got closer than that. Mike Fiore and Jerry Adair also homered for Kansas City, Roger Nelson threw four hitless innings before leaving with an injury; he will be able to make his next start. The Indians scored all four of their runs off Steve Jones in the seventh (two unearned); Mike Hedlund worked the final two innings for the save. Tom Burgmeier was credited with the win with two scoreless innings.
Chicago 10, Philadelphia 3: The White Sox rode a pair of big innings to the win -- four runs in the first, five more in the seventh. Bill Melton and Ed Herrmann each hit two-run homers in the first inning, and the White Sox took advantage of two Philly errors for five unearned tallies in the seventh. Billy Wynne allowed three runs, two earned on six hits in six innings for the win. Melton also doubled, walked twice and scored twice; Herrmann totaled three RBIs.
Montreal 7, San Diego 3: Mack Jones doubled home two runs in the first inning and brought in two more with a homer in the ninth to lead the Expos attack. Rusty Staub (2-for-4) also walked and scored three times. Steve Renko allowed two earned runs in seven innings for the win, and Dick Radatz allowed two hits and walked two but also induced two double-play grounders for the two-inning save in his debut.
California 6, Seattle 4: Jay Johnstone scored twice and drove in a run as the Angels held off the Pilots, who got a pair of home runs from Greg Goossen. Clyde Wright worked seven innings for the win; he allowed three runs on four hits and seven walks. Mike Marshall didn't make it through the fifth inning and took the loss. Jim Fregosi homered for California, and Roger Repoz was 2-for-4 with a double and a walk. The Angels have won their last six games.
Player of the Day: Joe Foy, Kansas City