Kansas City 32 22 .593 ---
Seattle 35 27 .565 1
Chicago 29 25 .537 3
Philadelphia 29 25 .537 3
California 26 28 .481 6
Montreal 26 28 .481 6
San Diego 25 31 .446 8
Cleveland 20 36 .357 13
Philadelphia (Champion and Johnson) at Kansas City (Drago and Rooker), 2
Cleveland (Williams and Hargan) at Chicago (Peters and Bell), 2
Montreal (Renko and Robertson) at California (Wright and Messersmith), 2
Philadelphia 4, Montreal 2: Deron Johnson singled home two runs in the eighth inning to break the tie and lift the Phillies to the win. Johnson also doubled and scored in the seventh. Rick Wise allowed two runs on eight hits in eight innings for the win; Turk Ferrell worked a scoreless ninth with two strikouts for the save. Mack Jones hit a two-run homer for the Expos. Dan McGinn took the loss in relief.
Seattle 5, Cleveland 3: The Pilots stung Cleveland starter Dick Ellsworth for three runs in the first inning, and the Tribe never caught up. Tommy Davis (2-for-4) drove in three runs. George Brunet allowed two runs in six innings, giving up a two-run homer to Ken Harrelson. Bob Locker got the final two outs for the save.
Kansas City 6, California 2: Lou Piniella hit a bases-loaded triple in a five-run seventh inning as the Royals overtook the Angels. Scott Northey homered and scored a pair of runs for Kansas City. Roger Nelson went seven innings, allowing two runs on six hits. One was a homer by Tom Egan. After the game the Angels demoted Dick Stuart and activated Steve Kealey. Stuart is eligible to return July 2.
San Diego 5, Chicago 4 (10 innings): Nate Colbert singled home
Ivan Murrell in the bottom of the 10th to give the Padres the win over
the White Sox.. Roberto Pena tied the game in the bottom of the ninth
with a solo homer off loser Wilbur Wood. Ed Spiezio's two-run shot off
Tommy John in the first had given the Padres a 3-0 lead, but Joe Niekro
allowed four runs on 12 hits in five innings. Dave Roberts and winner
Jack Baldschun followed with a combined five shutout frames to give San
Diego a shot. For the White Sox, Walt Williams, Luis Aparicio, Gail
Hopkins and Ken Berry had three hits apiece.
Player of the Day: Lou Piniella, Kansas City