Kansas City 54 37 .593 ---
Seattle 50 41 .549 4
Chicago 46 43 .517 7
Montreal 45 46 .495 9
California 45 48 .484 10
Philadelphia 44 47 .484 10
San Diego 40 49 .449 13
Cleveland 39 52 .429 15
Chicago (Horlen) at Montreal (Waslewski)
San Diego (Niekro) at Philadelphia (Wise)
Cleveland (McDowell) at Kansas City (Nelson)
Seattle (Barber) at California (McGlothlin)
Montreal 9, Chicago 8: Mack Jones hit a walk-off homer off Wilbur Wood to give the Expos a win in a game they lead most of the way. Montreal scored two unearned runs in the first inning on a Coco Laboy triple and batted around in the third against Gary Peters for four runs. Bob Bailey's two-run homer in the fourth made the score 8-1 for the Expos. But the White Sox erupted for five runs in the fifth, with back-to-back homers from Bill Melton and Gail Hopkins, and Melton hit another homer in the eighth to even the score at eight. Melton totaled five RBIs, while Montreal got three RBIs apiece from Laboy and Bailey. Gary Sutherland went 2-for-2 with three walks and three runs scored. Montreal's Adolpho Phillips was injured (3 days) and will be replaced on the roster by Don Bosch; Phillips is eligible to return Aug. 2.
Philadelphia 5, San Diego 2: Larry Hisle homered and tripled twice to back Grant Jackson's complete-game four-hitter. Hisle drove in two runs and scored a pair. John Briggs hit a two-run homer in the fourth to put the Phillies in the lead. Clay Kirby (six innings, four runs, five hits) took the loss.
Kansas City 5, Cleveland 4 (11 innings): Kansas City scored four unearned runs, including the game winner, on three Cleveland errors. The Royals got the winner when Jackie Hernandez singled, stole second, took third on a Ken Suarez error and scored on Ellie Rodriguez' single. Steve Jones got the win with one inning of scoreless relief; Ron Law took the loss, allowing the one unearned run in 3.1 innings. Jose Cardenal homered and doubled while going 3-for-6 with two runs scored for the Indians.
Seattle 5, California 3: Diego Segui allowed two hits and two earned runs in eight innings, while Wayne Comer and John Kennedy each hit two-run homers in the sixth inning for Seattle. Jim Spencer hit a three-run homer for the Angels in the first, but after that Segui allowed only a single to Jim Fregosi in the third and a walk to Aureilo Rodriguez in the eighth. Bob Locker allowed a single in a scoreless ninth for the save.
Player of the Day: Larry Hisle, Philadelphia.