Adam Dunn is out of the White Sox lineup for the sixth consecutive game with a strained right oblique.

"I don't even know how to kind of explain it,'' Dunn said before the Sox played the Detroit Tigers at U.S. Cellular Field on Wednesday night. "It feels fine when I pick up a bat and it swing it (in the clubhouse) and then I go and try to hit and I don't know if it's because you tighten up or what, but it kind of grabs you. If it happens as bad as it was now, again, I'm done. As bad as it sucks, I'd rather miss today and try again tomorrow.''

Manager Robin Ventura indicated after Tuesday's 5-3 loss that Dunn might be closer, but there was no such luck on Wednesday. Against tough right-hander Max Scherzer, left-handed hitting Dan Johnson was in the lineup at designated hitter, and switch-hitter Orlando Hudson was playing second base in place of right-handed hitting Gordon Beckham.