Detroit jumped out to the early lead in the first inning when they came up with 3 runs on 1 hit. The big moment was provided by Larry Herndon who made the crowd come alive when he delivered a single which was good for two runs. Detroit had 10 hits for the night while Oakland had 7.
The winning pitcher was Jack Morris(15-8) who allowed 4 runs in 8 innings. Jose Rijo(14-6) was charged with the loss. He gave up 6 runs in 5 innings of work.
With this win, Detroit has a 75-52 record. They have been 7-3 lately. With the loss, the Oakland ballclub's record is 54-74.