The Chicago White Sox played for the second consecutive day without first baseman Frank Thomas.
The American League’s leading hitter, Thomas is hampered by a strained stomach muscle, and Chicago has scored only two runs in going 1-1 without him.
Thomas is day-to-day.
Oakland third baseman Scott Spiezio was a late scratch because of a sore right hand Sunday against Toronto. Spiezio had been the only Athletic player to appear in every game.