Kansas City 47 33 .588 ---
Seattle 46 34 .575 1
Chicago 40 36 .526 5
Montreal 39 38 .506 6.5
California 39 40 .494 7.5
Philadelphia 37 42 .468 9.5
San Diego 33 43 .434 12
Cleveland 31 46 .402 14.5
Seattle (Marshall) at Philadelphia (Palmer)
Cleveland (McDowell and Paul) at Montreal (Reed and Waslewski), 2
Chicago (John) at Kansas City (Nelson)
San Diego (Podres) at California (Kealey)
Philadelphia 6, Cleveland 3: Don Money hit a three-run homer and Cookie Rojas went 4-for-4 for the Phillies. Woodie Fryman went eight innings, allowing three runs on eight hits, and John Boozer pitched around a pair of walks in the ninth for the save. The Phillies turned three double plays, including a nifty 3-6-3 started by Deron Johnson, who shifted to first base for the inning. Steve Hargan took the loss for the Tribe.
Seattle 4, Montreal 2: Steve Barber threw eight scoreless innings for the win. Steve Hovley went 3-for-3 with a double, a walk and a run scored. Loser Steve Renko allowed two earned runs in 7.1 innings for the Expos. Montreal scored twice in the ninth off Bob Locker.
San Diego 4, Kansas City 2: Nate Colbert hit a two-run homer and both he and Ollie Brown scored twice. Joe Niekro went seven-plus innings for the win, and Billy McCool got the final out on a long fly by Pat Kelly for the save. Steve Jones took the loss. Ed Kirkpatrick was injured (15 days) and is replaced on the active roster by Joe Keough. Kirkpatrick is eligible to return July 27.
San Diego 11, Kansas City 4: Larry Stahl and Ollie Brown hit back-to-back homers as the Padres romped to the doubleheader sweep. Stahl also tripled for three RBIs and two runs. Nate Colbert was 3-for-5 with a double, a run scored and an RBI. Tommy Sisk allowed four runs in the first two innings but steadied for five shutout frames after that; he allowed eight hits in his seven innings. Walt Hriniak went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and a walk for San Diego. Jerry Adair went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and a double for the Royals.
Chicago 17, California 7: Bobby Knoop hit a grand slam and a three-run homer for the White Sox. He also had two singles and a walk, scored three times and drove in seven. The Sox batted around twice, totalling 20 hits and six walks, and the Angels committed a pair of errors that resulted in five unearned runs. Gary Bell allowed five runs, three earned in six innings for the win, and Sammy Ellis worked the final three innings for a long save. After the game, the Angels returned Gary Kolb to the emergency list and activated Lou Johnson.
Player of the Day: Bobby Knoop, Chicago