Mike Maroth was on again. Maroth went 7 innings, giving up 2 runs and striking out 3. His performance earned him his 9th win of the season.
Run support has certainly helped, but for comparison, Maroth won 9 games all of last season. There is still almost 50 games still yet to be played before the 2004 season is a wrap.
Ugueth Urbina came on in the 9th, and despite a threat, got the final 3 outs for his 19th save.
Maroth's counterpart, Tim Hudson, also pitched well, but didn't factor into the decision. Hudson pitched 5 innings with 2 earned runs off 6 hits, with 6 strikeouts. Justin Duchscherer gave up the other 3 runs in 2 2/3 innings and took the loss for the A's.
Craig Monroe led the way on offense, going 3-for-4 with 3 RBI, including a 2-run Home Run in the 6th inning off Duchscherer. Rondell White also chipped in, going 2-for-3 with a solo Home Run and 2 runs scored.