Cleveland scored the decisive runs in a big 8th inning scoring 3 runs utilizing 3 base hits. Jerry Willard led off and he doubled. Brett Butler came next and he drew a walk. Julio Franco then stroked a single. Two outs later Joe Carter came to the plate and slapped a base-hit. Oakland tried unsuccessfully to come back in the 9th.
Bryan Clark(1-0) was the winner allowing no runs in 2 innings. Keith Atherton(2-1) took the loss in relief. 'It was a tough one to lose' said Jackie Moore 'We'll get them next time out.'