Kansas City 55 39 .585 ---
Seattle 52 43 .547 3.5
Chicago 50 44 .532 5
California 47 51 .480 10
Montreal 46 50 .479 10
Philadelphia 45 50 .473 10.5
San Diego 42 50 .457 12
Cleveland 42 53 .442 13.5
Montreal (Reed) at Cleveland (Williams)
California (McGlothlin) at Chicago (Horlen)
Philadelphia (Johnson) at Seattle (Gelnar)
Kansas City (Butler) at San Diego (Niekro)
Chicago 5, California 4 (11 innings): Bill Melton's two-out homer in the bottom of the 11th won it for the White Sox. Chicago tied it in the eighth without a hit on a pair of errors and a sac fly. Jim Fregosi and Sandy Alomar each went 4-for-5 for California. Alomar scored a pair of runs and Fregosi drove in three, but each also had one of the crucial errors in the eight. Jerry Nyman got the win, Bob Priddy the loss.
Chicago 4, California 2: Paul Edmondson allowed three hits in eight-plus innings, retiring 13 straight at one point and carrying a shutout into the ninth. His teammates scored three times in the first two innings off loser Rudy May, with Ron Hansen going 4-for-4. Wilbur Wood got three outs from two hitters for the save. After the game, the Whites reactivated Bobby Knoop and deactivated Paul Edmondson.
Montreal 3, Cleveland 2: Mark Wegener allowed one (unearned) run in 6.1 innings to outduel Cleveland ace Sam McDowell. Gary Sutherland went 3-for-4 with a double, a walk, a run scored and and RBI for the Expos. Roy Face allowed a solo homer to Ken Harrelson in the ninth but got the save.
Philadelphia 4, Seattle 3 (10 innings): Cookie Rojas' hit-and-run double scored Don Money from first base in the top of the 10 to give the Phillies the lead. Rojas also started a triple play, the first of the season for any team, in the seventh, snagging a line off the bat of Merritt Ranew and catching both Steve Whitaker and John Donaldson off base. Rick Wise allow six hits and three runs in nine innings for the win, and Bill Wilson worked the bottom of the 10th for the save. Diego Segui took the loss. After the game, the Pilots reactivated Bob Meyer and Mike Hegan and deactivated George Brunet and Merritt Ranew.
Player of the Day: Bill Melton, Chicago