Kansas City 47 34 .580 ---
Seattle 46 35 .567 1
Chicago 41 36 .532 4
California 40 40 .500 6.5
Montreal 39 40 .494 7
Philadelphia 38 42 .475 8.5
San Diego 33 44 .429 12
Cleveland 33 46 .418 13
Cleveland (Tiant) at Montreal (Jaster)
San Diego (Kelley) at California (May)
Cleveland 6, Montreal 0: Sam McDowell threw a one-hit shutout, striking out 13 and walking none. He hit a batter and another Expo reached on an error. Jose Cardenal and Lon Klimchock each homered for Cleveland, and Larry Brown went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a walk. Howie Reed took the loss.
Cleveland 11, Montreal 2: Tony Horton hit two homers and drove in seven runs, and Mike Paul allowed seven hits in the complete game as the Indians swept the doubleheader. Horton also singled, walked and scored three runs. Ray Fosse went 3-for-5 with a homer and two runs scored. Gary Waslewski surrendered 10 runs in 3.1 innings.
Philadelphia 6, Seattle 4: Dick Allen hit three-run homer in the first inning and doubled and scored in the seventh as the Phillies held on for the win. Starter and winner Lowell Palmer didn't allow a hit until there were two outs in the fourth but allowed three runs in five innings. Al Raffo (two innings), Turk Farrell (one) and Bill Wilson (one) combined for four innings of one-run relief. Mike Hegan homered for the Pilots.
Chicago 6, Kansas City 0: Tommy John allowed four hits in seven innings, Bill Melton hit a two-run homer and Carlos May scored twice as the White Sox throttled the Royals. John walked three and fanned one before coming out for a pinch-hitter, and relievers Jerry Nyman and Jack Hamilton completed the shutout. Roger Nelson took the loss.
California 6, San Diego 5: The Angels erupted for three runs in the bottom of the ninth against a pair of Padres relievers to pull out the win. Billy Cowan hit a one-out homer off Jack Baldschun, and after singles by Sandy Alomar and Jim Fregosi, Jim Spencer doubled them both home. Bill McCool took the loss; Pedro Borbon was the winner. Roberto Pena was 5-for-5 for San Diego with a pair of doubles and two RBIs. Rich Reichardt hit a two-run homer in the fourth off Padres starter Johnny Podres.
Player of the Day: Sam McDowell, Cleveland