California (2-5) continued its inexplicable habit of winning on the road and losing at home. A 7-2 victory in Cleveland and a 2-0 win in Baltimore by Doug Rau (his first in more than two years) put the Angels at 13-8 in away games this season. As many losses in three games at home, though, left the Californians 8-15 in Anaheim.
The Twins (1-5) continued having difficulty winning anywhere. As a result, Johnny Goryl was fired and Billy Gardner became the new manager. Jerry Koosman made Gardner a winner in his first day on the job, blanking the Royals 7-0.
OAK 29-16 CHI 22-15 TEX 22-16 CAL 21-23 SEA 13-27 KC 11-22 MINN 12-27