Kansas City 42 28 .600 ---
Seattle 42 32 .568 2
Chicago 36 32 .529 5
Montreal 36 34 .514 6
California 34 36 .486 8
Philadelphia 33 37 .471 9
San Diego 30 38 .441 11
Cleveland 27 43 .385 15
Kansas City (Bunker and Jones) at Philadelphia (James and Wise), 2
California (Murphy and Geishert) at Montreal (Waslewski and Reed), 2
Cleveland (Tiant) at Chicago (Edmondson)
San Diego (Kirby) at Seattle (Brabender)
Montreal 11, California 2: Mack Jones drove in four runs with a homer, triple and two singles, and Larry Jaster retired the final 16 Angels in his complete game four-hitter. Jim Fregosi and Bubba Morton hit solo homers for California's runs. Jim McGlothlin surrendered all 11 runs in five innings on 12 hits, including a homer by Rusty Staub. Jones scored three runs. Morton was injured (15 games) and will be replaced on the roster by Bob Priddy; Morton is eligible to return for games of July 20.
Montreal 7, California 3: Kevin Collins scored three runs and Gary Sutherland and John Boccabella each drove in two runs as the bottom of the Expo lineup had a big game. Steve Renko went 7.2 innings for the win, allowing three runs on eight hits; Dan McGinn got the final four outs, with three strikeouts, for the save. Steve Kealey took the loss.
Kansas City 2, Philadelphia 1: The Royals had two runs after three men hit, and Jim Rooker and Moe Drabowsky made those runs stand up. Chuck Harrison had a crucial triple in Kansas City's first inning, driving in a run and setting up a following sac fly. Rooker went eight innings, allowing four hits, one a homer by Dick Allen, and Drabowsky worked the ninth for the save.
Kansas City 11, Philadelphia 6: Joe Foy homered and drove in four runs, and Pat Kelly doubled twice, walked twice, scored twice and drove in two as the Royals completed the doubleheader sweep. Loser Bill Champion allowed just one hit through the first four innings but was stung for five runs in the fifth, two of them unearned. Dick Drago allowed three runs in eight innings for the win, allowing a homer to Larry Hisle among the four safeties he permitted. After the game, the Phillies demoted Rich Barry and activated Jeff James.
Cleveland 4, Chicago 2: The Indians scored all four runs in the first inning, rattling Joel Horlen for five singles and a double. Eddie Leon's base-loaded single with two out drove in two and capped the inning. Stan Williams allowed two runs on eight hits in seven innings for the win, and Horacio Pina survived an eighth-inning scare (Bobby Knoop just missed a three-run homer) for the save. After the game, Sammy Ellis was demoted by the Sox, with Jack Hamilton activated. Ellis is eligible for recall after July 14.
Cleveland 8, Chicago 3: Mike Paul threw a four-hitter (two of those hits homers) and Jose Cardenal scored three times as the Indians completed the sweep. Ray Fosse homered and doubled for Cleveland. Don Pavletich homered in the second for Chicago and Carlos May hit a two-run homer in the ninth. Gary Bell (seven-plus innings, five earned runs) took the loss. Cleveland has won five straight.
Seattle 4, San Diego 3 (10 innings): Jerry McNertney homered with one out in the bottom of the 10th to give the Pilots the walk-off win. The Pilots committed four errors and allowed two unearned runs. Marty Pattin struck out 13 Padres in seven innings, allowing two runs, one earned, on four hits. Steve Barber got the win with an inning of scoreless relief.
San Diego 2, Seattle 1: Gary Ross allowed one unearned run in six innings of four-hit ball, and Jack Baldschun and Frank Reberger allowed no hits in three innings of relief as the Padres split the twin bill. Tommy Dean was 2-for-3 for the Padres with a double and a sac fly. Mike Marshall went the distance for the Pilots, allowing two runs on seven hits. He walked two, hit one and struck out nine. Larry Stahl was injured (two days) and will remain on the roster.
Player of the Day: Mack Jones, Montreal