After ending an 11-game losing streak in their previous contest, the expansion Padres are the victims of a 19-0 shutout for the second time this season when Dodgers right-hander Don Drysdale equals the National League record for the largest margin of victory in a shutout. Los Angeles scores more than half of their runs in the third inning, crossing the plate ten times.
In the Giants' 7-4 loss at Dodger Stadium, Matt Williams becomes the second National Leaguer to hit 28 home runs before July, tying the mark established in 1971 by Willie Stargell. The San Francisco third baseman will finish the strike-shortened season with a league-leading 43 round-trippers, losing a legitimate opportunity to break Babe Ruth's mark of 60 when the season prematurely ends on August 11.
In less than six seasons, the Rockies draw their 20 millionth fan to one ballpark faster than any other team in major league history. Colorado eclipses the Dodgers' mark of needing nine years in two stadiums to reach the milestone.
In Chavez Ravine, the Dodgers, without the benefit of a hit for the entire game, defeat the Angels, 1-0. Due to the home team not batting in the ninth inning, the combined losing effort of Halo hurlers Jered Weaver and Jose Arredondo does not officially count as a no-hitter.