California scored 2 runs in the 5th inning. Minnesota made it exciting in the 9th, but they were unable to push the needed runs across.
The winning pitcher was Ron Romanick(7-13) who allowed 3 runs in 7 and 2/3 innings. Donnie Moore preserved the game for Romanick, recording his his 21st save. Frank Viola(8-15) took the loss.
'We just made a lot of mistakes, mostly mental,' Ray Miller said. 'It's bad enough when the other team beats you, but when you start beating yourselves, that's really bad.'