Kansas City 47 31 .603 ---
Seattle 45 34 .570 2.5
Chicago 39 36 .520 6.5
Montreal 39 37 .513 7
California 39 39 .500 8
Philadelphia 36 42 .462 11
San Diego 31 43 .419 14
Cleveland 31 45 .408 15
Cleveland (Hargan) at Philadelphia (Fryman)
Seattle (Barber) at Montreal (Renko)
San Diego (Niekro and Sisk) at Kansas City (Jones and Morehead)
Chicago (Bell) at California (Geishert)
California 3, Chicago 2: Bill Voss scored the tying run in the fourth and drove in the go-ahead run in the eighth to give Tom Murphy enough backing. Eddie Fisher retired pinch-hitter Tom McCraw with two on in the ninth to end it. Bill Melton hit a two-run homer in the first for all the Chicago runs. Murphy went 8.2 innings, allowing seven hits. Paul Edmondson went seven innings, allowing one earned run on eight hits and taking the loss. Tom Egan of the Angels was injured and must sit the second game of the doublehead and Friday as well.
Chicago 7, California 3: Gail Hopkins drove in four runs with a homer and a double, and four other White Sox hit solo homers as Chicago overpowered Angels ace Andy Messersmith. Ken Berry and Carlos May homered off Messersmith, and Buddy Bradford and Bill Melton connected off reliever Bob Priddy. Joel Horlen allowed a first-inning homer to Jim Fregosi, but allowed just one more run, unearned, in seven innings for the win. After the game, the Angels returned Dave Campbell to the emergency list and added Gary Kolb from the emergency list for Friday's game.
Philadelphia 6, Cleveland 5 (10 innings): Larry Hisle singled in Rick Joseph in the bottom of the 10th as the Phillies recovered from blowing a 5-2 lead in the ninth. Mike Ryan hit a pair of homers off Cleveland starter Stan Williams. Turk Farrell vultured the win in relief, and Ron Law took the loss. Williams allowed two earned runs in eight innings, allowing six hits, and Rick Wise also went eight innings, allowing four earned runs on nine hits.
Montreal 6, Seattle 3: Mack Jones hit a three-run homer in the first inning and later scored another run for the Expos. Bill Stoneman went the distance, allowing five hits but walking six; he struck out eight. Gene Brabender allowed five runs in three innings for Seattle and took the loss.
San Diego 4, Kansas City 3: Nate Colbert scored three times for the Padres and Al Ferrara doubled in a pair of runs to help Clay Kirby down the first-place Royals. Kirby allowed just five hits in eight innings but walked five. Frank Reberger and Bill McCool combined for a scoreless ninth. Wally Bunker went the distance for the loss, allowed three earned runs on nine hits; Kansas City's fielders were charged with three errors. Cito Gaston was injured and will miss the Friday doubleheader.
Player of the Day: Mike Ryan, Philadelphia