Kansas City 49 34 .590 ---
Seattle 47 36 .566 2
Chicago 41 38 .519 6
Montreal 40 42 .487 8.5
California 40 44 .476 9.5
Philadelphia 39 43 .476 9.5
San Diego 37 44 .457 11
Cleveland 35 47 .427 13.5
Chicago (Bell and Edmondson) at Philadelphia (Fryman and Johnson), 2
Seattle (Brunet and Meyer?) at Kansas City (Rooker and Hedlund), 2
Cleveland (McDowell) at California (Murphy)
Cleveland 8, Montreal 5: Ken Harrelson homered twice, drove in four runs and was 4-for-4 with a walk to power the Indians to the comeback win. Tony Horton also homered for the Tribe. Stan Williams allowed five runs in five innings for the cheap win, while Ron Law allowed one hit over the last three innings for the long save. Ron Fairly and John Bateman both homered for Montreal. Jerry Robertson took the loss.
Philadelphia 8, Seattle 2: The Phillies battered Gene Brabender and two relievers for 14 hits, including a homer by Dick Allen and four doubles, to rout the Pilots. Rick Wise went the distance for the Phillies, scattering seven hits without a walk.He struck out four. Larry Hisle was 4-for-5 with three RBIs and a run scored.
Kansas City 3, Chicago 2: Wally Bunker allowed just two hits in 7.2 innings to outduel Joel Horlen. The White Sox didn't have an RBI in the game; their first run, in the eighth, scored on a two-out error by Jackie Hernandez, and their second, in the ninth, scored on a GIDP. Buck Martinez tripled home a run and scored himself in the seventh. Horlen allowed three runs, all earned, on seven hits in seven innings. Moe Drabowsky got the save.
San Diego 3, California 0: Joe Niekro threw a five-hit shutout, and Al Ferrara hit a two-run homer in the first inning for the visiting Padres. Ollie Brown tripled home the other San Diego run. Niekro walked one and struck out two, inducing 17 ground ball outs, including two double plays. Tom Murphy went eight innings for the Angels, allowing three runs on seven hits.
Player of the Day: Ken Harrelson, Cleveland