Kansas City 37 22 .627 ---
Seattle 36 29 .553 4
Chicago 32 27 .542 5
Montreal 30 30 .500 7.5
Philadelphia 30 30 .500 7.5
California 27 32 .458 10
San Diego 27 32 .458 10
Cleveland 22 39 .361 16
Seattle (Brunet) at Cleveland (Ellsworth)
San Diego (Niekro) at Chicago (John)
California (May and Messersmith) at Kansas City (Nelson and Hedlund)
Montreal 3, Philadelphia 1: Mark Wegener went the distance for Montreal, allowing just one unearned run on four hits. He did walk five, with six strikeouts. Adolpho Phillips and John Bateman each hit solo homers off loser Lowell Palmer, who worked six innings for the Phillies.
Philadelphia 10, Montreal 4: The Phillies hit five homers, two of them by Dick Allen, to split the doubleheader. Larry Hisle's three-run homer in the third inning knocked starter and loser Larry Jaster, working on short rest, out of the game. Deron Johnson and Don Money hit solo homers off Don Shaw in the ninth. Rusty Staub hit a three-run homer off winner Rick Wise in the fifth. Wise went seven innings, allowing four runs on three hits and five walks.
Cleveland 5, Chicago 2: Ken Harrelson drove in three runs and Tony Horton two -- each with a home run -- to power the win. Mike Paul allowed two runs in six innings for the win. Walt Williams had both RBIs for the White Sox. Lou Klimchock doubled twice for Cleveland and scored both times. Horacio Pina worked a perfect ninth for the save.
Kansas City 9, California 2: The Royals ran wild on Tom Murphy, stealing seven bases -- four by Pat Kelly, including third base twice -- in the rout. Joe Foy also stole two bases, and Mike Fiore picked up a steal as the trail runner on a Kelly theft of third. Kelly singled twice and doubled and scored three runs. Fiore and Lou Piniella each scored twice, and Piniella had a two-run triple in the first inning. Bill Butler went six innings for the win, and Tom Burgmeier threw three hitless innings for the save. After the game, the Royals demoted Luis Alcaraz and promoted Dave Morehead.
Player of the Day: Pat Kelly, Kansas City