The A's scored four runs in the fourth inning to take the lead and went on to beat the Rockies 10-5 in Phoenix on Thursday night.
Stanford advanced to the semifinals of the Pac-12 tournament with a convincing 79-58 win over Arizona State on Thursday night.
Cal will likley have to settle for an NIT invitation after losing to Colorado in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 tournament on Thursday.
Bob Melvin wanted his chance to try out the new replay system, and he got his shot on a play at first base in the second inning.
The Sharks trailed 2-1 to start the third period, took a 3-2 lead late, watched Columbus tie it, but San Jose ultimately earned two points.
Jonathan Martin was acquired Tuesday in a trade with the Dolphins but he didn't officially become a 49er until Thursday afternoon.