Kansas City 44 30 .595 ---
Seattle 44 32 .579 1
Chicago 37 33 .529 5
Montreal 37 36 .507 6.5
California 36 37 .493 7.5
Philadelphia 35 39 .473 9
San Diego 30 40 .429 12
Cleveland 28 44 .389 15
Chicago (John and Wynne) at California (May and Wright), 2
Cleveland (McDowell) at Philadelphia (Johnson)
San Diego (Kelley) at Kansas City (Hedlund)
Kansas City 9, Philadelphia 4: Bob Oliver drove in five runs, four of them with a homer in the seventh, as the Royals steamrolled the Phillies. Bill Butler allowed just one hit in the first four innings, but Johnny Callison hit a two-run homer in the fifth and Butler only went six innings, allowing four runs -- which was good enough for the win. Dave Morehead threw three hitless innings to get credit for a save. Joe Foy drove in three runs for the Royals, and Scott Northey scored three times.
Kansas City 6, Philadelphia 1: Roger Nelson threw a four-hitter and the Royals got runs from six different hitters as they swept the doubleheader. Bob Oliver, Jackie Hernandez, Ellie Rodriguez and Nelson himself each drove in a run and scored a run. Nelson walked one and struck out six.
Player of the Day; Bob Oliver, Kansas City