Kansas City 47 30 .610 ---
Seattle 45 33 .577 2.5
Chicago 38 35 .521 7
Montreal 38 37 .507 8
California 38 38 .500 8.5
Philadelphia 35 42 .455 12
Cleveland 31 44 .413 15
San Diego 30 43 .411 15
Chicago (Edmondson and Horlen) at California (Murphy and Messersmith), 2
Cleveland (Williams) at Philadelphia (Wise)
Seattle (Brabender) at Montreal (Stoneman)
San Diego (Kirby) at Kansas City (Bunker)
Cleveland 8, Philadelphia 7: The Indians blew a six run lead but came back to win anyway. Cleveland scored five unearned runs in the second off Grant Jackson, benefiting from a pair of Phillie errors and a passed ball. Luis Tiant hit a solo homer in the fourth to make it 6-0, but Tiant walked three in a seven-run Philadelphia sixth. He finished the inning and wound up with the win. Horacio Pina faced just six hitters for a two-inning save. Bill Wilson took the loss.
Cleveland 3, Philadelphia 2 (11 innings): Duke Sims tied the game with a solo homer in the top of the ninth, then hit a two-run shot in the 11th to give Cleveland the doubleheader sweep. Phillies starter Bill Champion went 10 innings, allowing one run on seven hits for the no-decision; Turk Farrell took the loss in relief. Larry Burchart worked 3.2 innings of relief for the win; Ron Law got the final out for the save.
Seattle 10, Montreal 3: Don Mincher homered and scored three times as the Pilots took advantage of four Expos errors. Tommy Harper also homered for Seattle, and Steve Hovley tripled home two runs. Bob Meyer allowed three runs in seven-plus innings for the win. Mike Wegener allowed nine runs, six earned, in five innings for the loss. Ron Fairly homered for the Expos.
Montreal 6, Seattle 4: The Pilots bullpen -- and fielding malfeasance -- allowed five runs in the seventh and eighth innings as the Expos salvaged a split of the doubleheader. Dan McGinn got the win with two hitless innings of relief; John O'Donoghue took the loss after allowing three runs, one unearned, in one inning. Mike Hegan hit a two-run homer for Seattle in the first inning.
Kansas City 3, San Diego 2: Joe Foy hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth to put the Royals ahead. Dick Drago got the win with 8.1 innings of two-hit ball, allowing one earned run. Moe Drabowsky entered after Drago walked Walt Hriniak to get the final two outs. Al Santorini worked all eight innings for the Padres for the loss. Ed Kirkpatrick went 4-for-4.
Kansas City 12, San Diego 2: Jim Rooker allowed four hits in the complete game and doubed home a pair of runs himself as part of a 10-run fifth inning for the Royals. Fifteen Royals batted in that inning, and six hit doubles, including four in a row from Joe Foy, Paul Schall, Juan Rios and Buck Martinez. One of the runs the Padres scored off Rooker was unearned. Rios went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles, runs and RBIs.
California 5, Chicago 2: Jim Spencer hit a three-run homer in the seventh as the Angels overtook the White Sox. Jim McGlothlin allowed two runs on eight hits in seven innings, and Hoyt Wilhelm and Ken Tatum each threw a scoress inning. Jim Fregosi tripled and score a run; he also drove in a run on a sac fly. Gary Peters took the loss.
Player of the Day: Duke Sims, Cleveland