Kansas City 48 34 .585 ---
Seattle 47 35 .573 1
Chicago 41 37 .526 5
Montreal 40 41 .494 7.5
California 40 43 .482 8.5
Philadelphia 38 43 .469 9.5
San Diego 36 44 .450 11
Cleveland 34 47 .420 13.5
Cleveland (Williams) at Montreal (Robertson)
Seattle (Brabender) at Philadelphia (Wise)
Chicago (Horlen) at Kansas City (Bunker)
San Diego (Niekro) at California (Messersmith)
San Diego 3, California 1: The Padres put up three runs in the fifth inning, and that was all Al Santorini and a pair of relievers needed. Santorini went 6.1 innings, allowing six hits and one walk while striking out five. Tom Egan reached him for a solo homer. Bill McCool (1.2 innings) and Frank Reberger (one inning) allowed no hits in their time. Al Ferrara doubled home two runners in the fifth for the Padres, who had three runners nailed at the plate in the contest.
San Diego 4, California 1: Ollie Brown drove in a pair of runs with three hits and Clay Kirby scattered four singles in eight innings as the Padres secured the doubleheader sweep. The Angels scored an unearned run in the first, but the Padres tied it in the third with their own unearned run and got three runs in the top of the eighth with a pair of bloop hits. Jim McGlothlin (7-plus innings) took the loss, and Gary Ross got the save. Jay Johnstone of the Angels was injured (2 days) and will remain on the roster.
Cleveland 4, Montreal 3 (10 innings): Larry Brown homered to lead off the top of the 10th for the Tribe, which had led 3-0 and frittered that lead away. Starters Dick Ellsworth (nine hits) and Bill Stoneman (six hits) each went nine innings; Ellsworth got the win. One of the three runs allwed by Stoneman was unearned. Rusty Staub homered in the eighth to tie the game for the Expos. Lou Klimchock homered for Cleveland. Horacio Pina threw a perfect inning for the save.
Seattle 8, Philadelphia 3: Jim Pagliaroni's pinch-hit three-run homer in the sixth broke a 3-3 tie, and Greg Goossen added a two-run shot in the seventh for the Pilots' final margin. Marty Pattin struck out seven in six innings for the win; he allowed three runs on six hits and four walks. Dick Allen went 3-for-4 with a double, a run scored and an RBI for the Phillies. Grant Jackson took the loss. Mike Ryan of the Phillies was injured (two days); he remains on the roster, but Jeff James was removed from the roster and Tom Tischinski activated from the emergency list. James is eligible to return after July 24.
Kansas City 1, Chicago 0: Dick Drago allowed five hits in eight innings to outduel Gary Peters. The Royals scored the only run in the fourth; Bob Oliver singled, took second on a passed ball and scored on Scott Northey's single. Drage walked one, hit one and struck out three. Moe Drabowsky worked a perfect ninth for the save. Luis Aparicio was injured (three days) and will remain on the White Sox active roster. The White Sox have returned Walt Williams to the active roster and demoted Danny Murphy; Murphy is eligible to return after July 24.
Player of the Day: Larry Brown, Cleveland