Kansas City 36 22 .621 ---
Seattle 36 29 .553 3.5
Chicago 32 26 .551 4
Montreal 29 29 .500 7
Philadelphia 29 29 .500 7
California 27 31 .466 9
San Diego 27 32 .458 9.5
Cleveland 21 39 .350 16
Philadelphia (Wise and Palmer) at Montreal (Wegener and Jaster), 2
Cleveland (Paul) at Chicago (Wynne)
California (Murphy) at Kansas City (Butler)
Chicago 8, Cleveland 7: The White Sox tagged Sam McDowell for three runs in the first inning and had another three-run outburst in the fifth. The Indians scored four runs in the third. Duane Josephson went 4-for-4 with a double, two runs and two RBIs for Chicago, and Ron Hansen hit a solo homer. Joel Horlen got the win; Wilbur Wood got out of a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the seventh, and Dan Osinski went two innings for the save despite allowing a two-run homer to Ken Harrelson in the ninth.
Cleveland 5, Chicago 3: The Indians got homers from Vern Fuller, Ray Fosse and Ken Harrelson, and Luis Tiant held the White Sox to five hits in 8.1 innings as the Tribe got a split out of the doubleheader. The Sox got homers from Buddy Bradford and Bobby Knoop; all runs for both teams came via the long ball. Larry Burchart got the final two outs for the save after Knoop's two-run homer in the ninth. Jerry Nyman, making his first start of the season, took the loss.
Kansas City 1, Philadelphia 0: Wally Bunker and Moe Drabowsky made a first-inning run -- pieced together from a hit-and-run single and a ground out -- stand up. Bunker went eight innings, allowing four hits and one walk, and Drabowsky fanned two of the three hitters he faced in the ninth for the save. Loser Grant Jackson allowed seven hits in seven innings. The Royals have won seven in a row.
California 3, Montreal 2: Tom Egan's two-run homer in the seventh put the Angels in front and snapped their seven-game losing streak. The Angels also got a solo homer from Jim Fregosi, who added a pair of singles. Jim McGlothlin allowed two runs on six hits in seven innings for the win; Ken Tatum threw two perfect innings for the save. Gary Waslewski allowed three runs on eight hits in 7.1 innings and took the loss for the Expos. Rusty Staub went 3-for-4 with a homer.
San Diego 4, Seattle 3: Al Ferrara tripled in two runs in a three-run sixth for the Padres and had three RBIs in the game. Clay Kirby allowed two earned runs in 8.1 innings; he allowed eight hits, walked four and hit a batter while striking out five. Bill McCool and Frank Reberger each retired one batter in the ninth. Bill Meyer allowed two earned runs in seven innings but took the loss; he allowed six hits and didn't walk a man.
Player of the Day: Duane Josephson, Chicago