Oakland went ahead for good in the 7th inning plating one baserunner on 2 hits. California threatened in the 9th but Oakland was able to put down the rally.
Chris Codiroli(5-13) went 8 innings allowing 2 runs for the win. Jay Howell gained credit for his 17th save. The losing pitcher was Luis Sanchez(2-2) in relief. He surrendered 1 run and 2 hits in 1 and 1/3 innings.