Texas was unable to recover after Oakland went ahead in the bottom of the 7th inning plating one baserunner on 3 hits. Jay Howell was perfect in relief and got the save, his 12th.
Jose Rijo(7-1) was the winner allowing 4 runs in 8 innings. Dave Stewart(3-2) was the loser in relief. With the win Oakland now has a record of 21-33. With the loss Texas now has a record of 24-30.