Kansas City 49 36 .577 ---
Seattle 49 36 .577 ---
Chicago 42 39 .519 5
Montreal 40 42 .487 7.5
Philadelphia 40 44 .476 8.5
California 40 45 .471 9
San Diego 37 44 .457 10
Cleveland 36 47 .434 12
San Diego (Sisk and Podres) at Montreal (Wegener and Renko), 2
Chicago (John) at Philadelphia (Champion)
Philadelphia 4, Chicago 3: Larry Hisle gunned down Ken Berry at the plate in the ninth inning to preserve the tie, then started the game-winning rally in the bottom of the inning with a lead off single. Al Raffo was credited with the win with one scoreless inning of relief, and Sammy Ellis took the loss. Woody Fryman threw eight innings for the Phillies, allowing three runs (two earned) on eight hits with seven strikeouts and no walks.
Chicago 3, Philadelphia 2 (10 innings): Phillies reliever Bill Wilson wild-pitched the go-ahead run in in the 10th inning as the White Sox got a split of the double header. Paul Edmondson allowed four hits and two runs in nine innings for the win, and Wilbur Wood had a perfect 10th for the save. Johnny Callison homered for the Phillies. Jerry Johnson went 8.1 innings for the no-decision for the Phillies. Deron Johnson was injured (eight days). Tom Tischinski is returned to the emergency list, Deron Johnson is deactivated and eligible to return for games of July 27, and both Rich Barry andJeff James are activated.
Seattle 4, Kansas City 3: Greg Goossen and Ray Oyler homered as the Pilots won despite getting just five hits. Jim Bouton got the win with 1.1 hitless innings of relief, and John O'Donoghue got the last two outs for the save. Jim Rooker allowed all four runs in 7.1 innings, but retired 19 hitters in a row starting one batter into the second inning. Before the game, the Royals reactivated Lou Piniella and deactivated Dave Morehead; Morehead is eligible to return for games of July 26. Pinella went 3-for-5 with a double, a run scored and an RBI.
Seattle 5, Kansas City 1: Diego Segui allowed five hits in 8.2 innings as the Pilots swept the doubleheader and moved into a flat-footed tie for first place with the Royals. Wayne Comer doubled twice and drove in two runs, Steve Hovley drove in a pair and Mike Hegan scored twice. The Pilots turned three double plays behind Segui, who left after loading the bases with two outs in the ninth. Bob Locker entered to get the final out and the save. Lou Piniella went 3-for-4 with a run scored for Kansas City. Hegan was injured (two days) and will remain on the roster.
Cleveland 6, California 3: Sam McDowell struck out 10 and allowed four hits in eight innings, and Lou Klimchock, Ken Harrelson and Tony Horton each hit solo homers for the Tribe. Frank Baker went 3-for-4 with two doubles and a triple; he scored one run and drove in a pair. Horacio Pina got the final three outs after McDowell loaded the bases to open the ninth inning.
Player of the Day: Frank Baker, Cleveland