Kansas City 55 39 .585 ---
Seattle 52 42 .553 3
Chicago 48 44 .522 6
California 47 49 .490 9
Montreal 45 50 .474 10.5
Philadelphia 44 50 .468 11
San Diego 42 50 .457 12
Cleveland 42 52 .447 13
California (Wright and May) at Chicago (Peters and Edmondson), 2
Montreal (Wegener) at Cleveland (McDowell)
Philadelphia (Wise) at Seattle (Brunet)
Cleveland 7, Montreal 2: Luis Tiant threw a six-hit complete game and hit a three-run homer to lead the Tribe past the Expos. Ken Harrelson and Tony Horton hit back-to-back homers in the third off loser Bill Stoneman. The Expos have won just two of their past eight games.
Chicago 2, California 1: Luis Aparicio scored from first base on a double by Gail Hopkins in the eighth inning to break the tie. On similar attempt in the first inning, Aparicio was thrown out at the plate by Jay Johnstone. Tommy John allowed one run on five hits in eight innings for the win, and Wilbur Wood got the save. Eddie Fisher took the loss in relief of Andy Messersmith.
Kansas City 3, San Diego 1: Dick Drago and a pair of relievers held the Padres to five hits. Jackie Hernandez went 3-for-4 with a double and a run for the Royals. Nate Colbert doubled twice for San Diego and scored the Padres' sole run.
Seattle 9, Philadelphia 5: Wayne Comer homered and scored three times as the Pilots got to Grant Jackson for five runs in five innings. Jackson walked five and allowed seven hits, including two homers (the other to John Kennedy, who went 4-for-4 with a walk and two RBIs). Marty Pattin allowed three runs in six innings for the win.
Player of the Day: Luis Tiant, Cleveland