Oakland came up with 2 runs in the 5th inning. Although they lost, Texas did out-hit Oakland 9 to 6. The win was credited to Jose Rijo(11-1) who went 8 innings allowing 3 runs. Jay Howell got the save, his 15th. The losing pitcher was Dave Stewart(4-3).
"I just wanted to give my team a chance to win." said Rijo, "I got burned on a couple of pitches. But we won the game, and that's all that matters."