Chicago 65 47 .580 ---
Seattle 67 50 .572 0.5
Kansas City 60 55 .522 6.5
California 56 59 .487 10.5
Cleveland 55 60 .478 11.5
Montreal 55 62 .470 12.5
Philadelphia 53 63 .457 14
San Diego 50 65 .435 17
Cleveland (Tiant) at Kansas City (Bunker)
Montreal 4, Seattle 3: Rusty Staub hit a two-run homer and Mark Wegener held the Pilots to two runs and four hits over 7.1 innings. Seattle stole four bases off Wegener, who walked five and struck out six. Gene Brabender took the loss for the Pilots, and Dan McGinn got the save despite allowing a solo homer to Jim Pagliaroni in the ninth. Wayne Comer also homered for Seattle.
Montreal 6, Seattle 2: Rusty Staub's two-run homer highlighted a five-run first for Montreal. Bill Stoneman allowed one earned run in eight innings. He yielded four hits, one a homer by Gerry McNertney, walked three and struck out five. Marty Pattin took the loss.
Cleveland 7, Philadelphia 1: Ken Harrelson ended Jerry Johnson's no-hit bid with a solo homer in the seventh inning to tie the score. The Indians then scored three in the eighth and four more in the ninth to run away from the Phillies. Larry Brown hit a three-run triple in the ninth. Steve Hargan went seven innings, allowing an unearned run on two hits, for the win; Ron Law threw two scoreless frames for the save.
Kansas City 4, San Diego 1: Bill Butler allowed four hits in 8.1 innings and Jerry Adair doubled in a pair of runs for Kansas City. Moe Drabowsky struck out the final two hitters, who each represented the tying run, for the save. Lou Piniella scored two runs.
Player of the Day: Rusty Staub, Montreal