Chicago 65 46 .585 ---
Seattle 66 48 .579 0.5
Kansas City 58 55 .513 8
California 56 59 .487 11
Montreal 54 61 .470 13
Cleveland 53 60 .469 14
Philadelphia 53 61 .465 14.5
San Diego 50 63 .442 16.5
Cleveland (McDowell) at Philadelphia (Wise)
Seattle (Meyer) at Montreal (Robertson)
San Diego (Santorini) at Kansas City (Drago)
Chicago (Horlen) at California (McGlothlin)
Montreal 9, Seattle 2: Rusty Staub went 4-for-5 with a homer and double, driving in three runs, as the Expos pounded the Pilots. Steve Renko went the distance for the Expos, allowing six hits and just one earned run. Gary Sutherland went 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs. Starter Mike Marshall was the loser. After the game, the Pilots demoted Merritt Ranew and brought back Bob Meyer.
Chicago 7, California 0: Tommy John threw a eight-hit shutout and the White Sox moved into first place. Buddy Bradford hit a two-run homer in the eighth to salt the win. Luis Aparicio scored a pair of runs, and Don Pavletich and Walt Williams each tripled for Chicago. Clyde Wright took the loss.
Player of the Day: Rusty Staub, Montreal