Kansas City 35 22 .614 ---
Seattle 36 28 .563 2.5
Chicago 31 25 .554 3.5
Philadelphia 29 28 .508 6
Montreal 29 28 .508 6
California 26 31 .456 9
San Diego 26 32 .448 9.5
Cleveland 20 38 .345 15.5
Philadelphia (Jackson) at Kansas City (Bunker)
Cleveland (McDowell and Tiant) at Chicago (Horlen and Nyman), 2
Montreal (Waslewski) at California (McGlothlin)
San Diego (Kirby) at Seattle (Meyer)
San Diego 5, Seattle 2: Al Ferrara and Ed Spiezio each hit two-run homers off Marty Pattin, and the Padres led from the first inning on. Ferrara went 3-for-3 with a double, two runs scored and three RBIs. The three first-inning runs for San Diego were unearned. Al Santorini went 5.1 innings, allowing one run on five hits, for the win. Bill McCool threw two scoreless innings for the save. Rich Rollins (one day) and Tommy Davis (three days) were injured for Seattle; both will remain on the roster.
Seattle 7, San Diego 5: Mike Hegan's two-run triple was the pivotal blow in a three-run eighth inning as the Pilots salvaged a split of their doubleheader with the Padres. Jerry McNertney hit a two-run homer off San Diego starter and loser Tommy Sisk in Seattle's four-run third inning. The Padres tied it with their own four-run outburst in the sixth, which featured a pair of RBI outs. Jim Bouton threw 2.2 innings of scoreless ball for the win; Bob Locker allowed one run in the ninth but got the save.
Kansas City 3, Philadelphia 2: Bob Oliver drove home the winning run in the bottom of the ninth, but a bigger role was played by Chuck Harrison, who hit a solo homer in the fifth inning and a game-tying single immediately before Oliver's game-winner. The Phillies got their runs on doubles by Dick Allen and Don Money in the seventh inning and a solo homer by Tony Taylor in the eighth. Dave Wickersham got the win with 1.1 perfect innings in which he struck out two. Woodie Fryman went the distance for the Phillies, allowing eight hits and five walks with striking out six. Steve Jones had an effective spot start for Kansas City, going 7.2 innings and allowing six hits.
Montreal 4, California 1 (12 innings): Jim Fairey, making his first start of the season, made up for grounding into three double plays by doubling home the go-ahead run in the top of the 12th inning for the Expos, and Rusty Staub followed with a two-run single. Roy Face, winning pitcher Howie Reed and Dan McGinn combined for 5.1 scoreless innings of relief. Steve Kealey, making his season debut, gave the Angels seven innings of one-run ball, scattering six hits and four walks. Jim Spender was 4-for-6 without a run or RBI.
Player of the Day: Chuck Harrison, Kansas City