Seattle 57 45 .558 ---
Chicago 55 44 .556 0.5
Kansas City 56 45 .554 0.5
California 50 54 .481 8
Montreal 49 54 .476 8.5
Cleveland 47 55 .461 10
Philadelphia 47 55 .461 10
San Diego 46 54 .460 10.5
Kansas City (Bunker) at Cleveland (McDowell)
Philadelphia (Jackson and Fryman) at Chicago (Wynn and Peters), 2
Montreal (Reed and Renko) at San Diego (Kirby and Santorini),2
California (Wright) at Seattle (Barber)
Cleveland 4, Kansas City 3: Ken Suarez dropped a pinch-hit single in front of left fielder Bob Oliver to drive in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth and give the Royals their sixth straight loss. Luis Tiant allowed eight hits for Cleveland in the complete-game win; one of the three runs he allowed was unearned. Lou Klimchock hit a two-run homer for the Tribe. Steve Jones took the loss in relief. Tony Horton will miss the Indians' next game.
San Diego 3, Montreal 0: Dick Kelley threw a two-hit shutout and Ollie Brown doubled twice, walked twice, stole two bases and scored one run and drove in another for the Padres. Loser Bill Stoneman allowed six hits and three runs in 7.1 innings. Kelley walked four and struck out five. Before the game, the Expos reactivated Adolpho Phillips and deactivated Jim Fairey; Fairey is eligible to return Aug. 14.
Seattle 6, California 4: The Pilots scored five runs in the first and held on in a chaotic ninth to move into first place. The Pilots used five walks, an error, two steals, a wild pitch and a pair of singles to plate five runs off Tom Murphy in the opening frame; only two of the runs were earned. Mike Marshall threw eight shutout innings but was pulled after allowing two hits, a walk and a run to open the ninth. John O'Donoughue walked three men himself and surrendered a double before finally getting the final out on a deep fly by Jim Fregosi.
Player of the Day: Dick Kelley, San Diego