Jim Clancy pitched a four-hitter and Alan Ashby's seventh-inning single drove in the winning run Monday night as the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Baltimore Orioles, 2-1. The loss dropped Baltimore into fifth place in the American League East. John Mayberry, who had walked to lead off the seventh, scored on Ashby's hit as the last-place Blue Jays beat the Orioles for the fifth time in as many games in Toronto.
In other American League games Monday night: Mariners 6, Twins 5
Julio Cruz scored the winning run on Stan Perzanowski's wild pitch in the 14th inning to lift Seattle over host Minnesota. Bruce Bochte drew a walk to open the 14th and was replaced by pinch-runner Cruz. Craig Reynolds and Rupert Jones then hit consecutive sacrifice flies to advance Cruz to third. White Sox 5, Royals 3
Lamar Johnson hit Al Hrabosky's first pitch over the left field fence, driving in three seventh-inning runs and gave visiting Chicago the decision over Kansas City. A's 1, Angels 0
Benefitting from Kansas City's loss was Oakland, which got a four-hit effort from Steve Renko in defeating California. The A's moved within three games of the first-place Royals. Lyman Bostock's throwing error in the first inning allowed Joe Wallis to score the Oakland run. NATIONAL LEAGUE
Braves 5, Reds 3
"I did everything wrong I possibly could," said a puzzled Tom Seaver after Atlanta's victory that handed Seaver his seventh loss in nine decisions since no-hitting the SMT. Louis Cardinals June 16. Cubs 5, Pirates 4
Bill Buckner's two-run single high-lighted Chicago's five-run fourth inning and carried the Cubs to victory over Pittsburgh in a controversial contest.
Cub manager Herman Franks was ejected in the second inning for arguing with Joe West over a call the firstbase umpire made on the back end of a double play. Pittsburgh Manager Chuck Tanner didn't get thrown out, but he raged over a balk called by umpire John Kibler in the fourth. Dodgers 3, Paders 1
Home runs by Joe Ferguson and Lee Lacy backed a six-hitter by Tommy John and powered Los Angeles Past San Diego.
The Padres managed only singles off the 35-year-old John, but bunched three of them in the ninth inning to score their run, with Jerry Turner's single delivering Don Reynolds. Cardinals 6, Phillies 3
St. Louis rode a five-run seventh inning - its biggest offensive outburst since June 23 - to victory over Philadelphia. Garry Templeton sparked the offense with an RBI single and George Hendrick capped it with a two-run double.