Willie Wilson singled in Frank White from third base with one out in the 12th inning as visiting Kansas City snapped New York's seven-game winning in the second game of the doubleheader. In the opener, Steve Kemp scored from first base on a windblown single by Don Baylor with two out in the ninth to give the Yankees the victory.

In the second game, White and Don Slaught singled with one out to put runners on first and third against George Frazier (3-2). Jay Howell relieved and Wilson bounced a single up the middle. Dan Quisenberry (5-1) was the winner in the longest stint of his major-league career, 5 1/3 innings. Quisenberry was pitching in relief of Vida Blue, who had yielded three hits, struck out four and walked three in 5 2/3 innings.

With two out in the ninth inning of the opener, Mike Armstrong (4-5) walked Kemp. Baylor then lofted a high pop that appeared headed for the seats down the third base line. Instead, it drifted back and fell among left fielder Pat Sheridan, shortstop U.L. Washington and third baseman George Brett, allowing Kemp to beat a throw to the plate.