Kansas City 40 28 .588 ---
Seattle 41 31 .563 1
Chicago 36 30 .545 3
California 34 34 .500 6
Montreal 34 34 .500 6
Philadelphia 33 35 .485 7
San Diego 29 37 .439 10
Cleveland 25 43 .368 15
Kansas City (Rooker and Drago) at Philadelphia (Jackson and Champion), 2
California (McGlothlin and Kealey) at Montreal (Jaster and Renko), 2
Cleveland (Paul and Williams) at Chicago (Horlen and Bell), 2
San Diego (Santorini and Ross) at Seattle (Marshall and Pattin), 2
Cleveland 2, San Diego 0: Sam McDowell struck out 14 in a three-hit shutout. The first two Padres hitters, Ivan Murrell and Ollie Brown, singled, but McDowell fanned the next three and allowed just one more single the rest of the way. He walked one batter and hit another. Max Alvis doubled twice for Cleveland and scored a run. Dick Kelley allowed both runs; he worked 6.1 innings. giving up five hits.
Philadelphia 5, California 3: Larry Hisle scored twice and Jerry Johnson threw seven innings for the win. Rick Joseph singled home a pair of runs in the Phillies' three-run first. Bill Wilson allowed a single and double to the first two hitters in the top of the ninth, but then retired Sandy Alomar, Jay Johnstone and Jim Fregosi for the save. Clyde Wright took the loss.
Chicago 4, Seattle 3: Gail Hopkins hit a two-run homer in the top of the ninth to put the White Sox ahead, and Wilbur Wood struck out all three Pilots he faced to nail it down. Ed Herrmann also hit a two-run homer; his came in the seventh inning off Seattle starter Diego Segui, who didn't allow a hit until the fifth inning and ended with three hits in seven innings. Tommy Harper homered to lead off the game for the Pilots, and Mike Hegan hit a solo homer in the eighth. Dan Osinski is credited with the win, Bob Locker with the loss. Rich Rollins (six days) and Harper (two days) were injured for the Pilots; Harper will remain on the roster, but Rollins will be replaced by John Kennedy. Rollins is eligible to return July 14.
Player of the Day; Sam McDowell, Cleveland