Jose Rijo(13-5) pitched a solid game. He went 7 and 2/3 innings allowing 6 hits and 6 walks. California made it exciting in the 9th, but they were unable to push the needed runs across. Jay Howell earned his 21st save.
Jim Slaton(8-13) took the loss. He allowed a few too many baserunners giving up 11 hits and 2 walks in 7 innings.
'We didn't get the key hits when we needed them' Gene Mauch said. 'We did what we could, we just didn't pull out the win. What can you say?'