Philadelphia, 4-2 had the division's only winning record for the week, but slugger Greg Luzinski was grounded for at least 10 weeks by knee surgery. Impressively aloft, the Cardinals' Lou Brock winged his stolen-base total to 38 in 53 games, a record pace. St. Louis traded one shortstop, Luis Alvarado, to Cleveland for another, Jack Heidemann, and considered using an outfielder, Luis Melendez, at the position in place of the slumping, hobbled incumbent, Mike Tyson. The Wit and Wisdom of Yogi Berra was published too soon. When he wasn't on TV saying how "trilled" he was to manage the National League All-Stars, he added this to American folklore: "You're not out of it until you're out of it." His Mets, 2-3, weren't into it with much pizzazz.
Montreal was shut out twice by Atlanta's Capra and once by Houston's Larry Dierker. Of his Expo hitters, Manager Gene Mauch said, "They all have their norms. And they are going to have a lot of fun getting back to their norms." Chicago Reliever Jim K. remind pitched five innings of one-run ball in Wichita against the Cubs' farm club, then was told—with no forewarning—to stay there. "I've been in baseball a long time," said a veteran, "but I've never seen it done that way. The least they could have done was give the kid a day's notice." Until Dock Ellis beat the Giants 5-2 on Saturday, the Pirates were winless for the week. "Give me a ground-level room," Manager Danny Murtaugh told a hotel clerk. "In case I jump, I don't want to have far to drop."
PHIL 30-25 ST. L 27-26 MONT 23-24 NY 23-31 CHI 21-29 PITT 19-32