Even with all of the pitching changes, Charlotte was able to tie the game up in the eighth when Keith Ginter rounded the bases and hit the home plate. Columbus quickly answered, when Tony Graffanino slid in to home on a fielders choice (the ump and catcher had a meeting about the 'safe' call after that) and Michael Aubrey followed suit, giving Columbus a 6-4 lead. This was all that was needed, as Charlotte was unable to score in the top of the ninth.
Masa Kobayashi was credited with the win with 2 innings pitched, 2 hits, and 1 run. This puts his record at 1-0. Wes Whisler was credited with the loss with 6 innings pitched, 7 hits and 4 runs. This puts his record at 3-3.