Yankees righthander Kevin Brown had the pins removed from his broken left hand, and will throw a bullpen session today.
Craig Wilson struck out twice, raising his total to 160, three short of the Pirates' season record set by Donn Clendenon in 1968.
Despite yesterday's loss to Texas, Oakland still won the season series for the third straight year, 11-9.
The Cubs' Greg Maddux retired 11 consecutive batters before Jack Wilson's leadoff single in the sixth for the Pirates. Maddux allowed seven hits in six innings.
Cleveland manager Eric Wedge was ejected in the eighth inning against Minnesota for arguing with first base umpire Tim Timmons.
Ryan Freel needs five stolen bases to become the first Reds player with 40 steals since Deion Sanders had 56 in 1997.