Kansas City 56 44 .560 ---
Chicago 55 44 .556 0.5
Seattle 56 45 .554 0.5
California 50 54 .481 8
Montreal 49 53 .480 8
Philadelphia 47 55 .461 10
Cleveland 46 55 .455 10.5
San Diego 45 54 .455 10.5
Kansas City (Nelson) at Cleveland (Tiant)
Montreal (Stoneman) at San Diego (Kelley)
California (Murphy) at Seattle (Marshall)
Cleveland 6, Kansas City 3: The Indians peppered Bill Butler for eight hits and six runs in six innings, with Ken Suarez and Russ Snyder each driving in a pair of runs. Stan Williams allowed three runs in 6-plus innings for the win while striking out six, and Horacio Pina threw a perfect ninth for the save. The Royals have now lost five straight.
Chicago 2, Philadelphia 0: Joel Horlen spun a seven-hit shutout, striking out 11 with one walk. Jerry Johnson allowed six hits in seven innings for the loss. Larry Hisle fanned four times for the Phillies, and Rick Joseph three times.
Montreal 2, San Diego 1: Gary Waselewski allowed just two hits, while Bob Bailey doubled, singled and walked in four trips to the plate and scored both Expos runs. The sole Padres run was unearned as Waslewski faced just four men over the minimum. He walked three and struck out four. John Podres (six innings, seven hits, two runs) took the loss.
California 5, Seattle 1: Sandy Alomar had two hits, two runs, two RBIs and two steals and Jay Johnstone went 4-for-5 with two doubles and two RBIs for the Angels. Jim McGlothlin allowed one run on six hits in eight innings for the win.
Player of the Day: Joel Horlen, Chicago