Bobby Higginson appeared in his 1,179th game in the outfield, matching Willie Horton for eighth on the Tigers' career list.
Oakland's Tim Hudson has gone at least seven innings in eight straight starts, matching the longest such streak of his career.
Tigers Eric Munson and Carlos Pena each snapped 0-for-16 streaks.
The White Sox-Twins game started with a few bizarre plays. After Chicago's Juan Uribe led off with a single, Seth Greisinger picked him off at first. Then, Timo Perez grounded to first.
Although Jose Offerman's foot appeared to touch the bag, first base umpire Jim Joyce called Perez safe. Thomas followed with a single, but Lee hit into a double play to end the inning.
Minnesota placed outfielder Shannon Stewart on the 15-day disabled list after he missed his third straight game with a right foot injury.
Texas's Francisco Cordero coverted his 13th save in as many chances.
Rangers shortstop Michael Young had his 22d multihit game, tops in the majors.