Texas manager Buck Showalter turned 48 yesterday. He's now 2-6 on his birthday.
Yankee outfielder Kenny Lofton left in the bottom of the sixth with tightness in his left hamstring. He said he doesn't expect to miss any games.
Anaheim's Casey Kotchman has not struck out in 46 big league plate appearances since being promoted from Double A Arkansas May 9. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, that's the longest such streak by any player from the start of his major league career since Bob Bailor, who went a combined 51 plate appearances with Baltimore and Toronto before his first strikeout in 1977.
Eric Karros's seventh-inning double for Oakland was his second hit in his last 17 at-bats.
More fans (33,476) attended yesterday's game in Oakland, Calif., on Reggie Jackson bobblehead day than did for Saturday's game (26,081), when Jackson was in the stadium to have his No. 9 retired.
"Getaway day" has been good for the White Sox: They are 12-2 in the final games of series this season.