California scored 2 runs in the decisive top of the 7th inning. Rod Carew led off and keyed the rally when he drew a walk. One out later, Doug Decinces was a strikeout victim, unable to help out. Juan Beniquez then slapped a single. George Hendrick was up next and he drew a walk to load the bases. Craig Gerber stepped into the box and delivered a single driving in two more baserunners. Minnesota threatened in the 9th but California was able to put down the rally.
The win was credited to Kirk McCaskill(12-11) who went 8 innings allowing 2 runs. McCaskill was helped out by Donnie Moore who recorded his 24th save. The loss was charged to John Butcher(3-16). He gave up 2 runs and 3 hits in 6 and 2/3 innings.
With this win, California has a 51-59 record. They have been 5-5 lately. With this loss, Minnesota has a 5-5 record of late, 46-64 overall.