MIAMI - Hurricane Ivan could force the Marlins to play at least part of their five-game series next week against Montreal at U.S. Cellular Field.
The teams are considering the White Sox ballpark if Ivan makes it impossible to start the series Monday at Pro Player Stadium.
The Marlins can't afford any more rain outs after three games last weekend against the Cubs were postponed because of Hurricane Frances. Florida is scheduled to play three doubleheaders in 11 days beginning today at Wrigley Field.
Whether the Marlins remain in Chicago to play the Expos will depend on how severely Ivan affects the Miami area. The storm could reach southern Florida as soon as Sunday, forecasters said.
"It would be weird - a home game at an American League park," Marlins centerfielder Juan Pierre said. "But you definitely don't want to be sitting around another three or four days."
A motocross event made Olympic Stadium in Montreal unavailable.
ASTROS: Reliever Dan Miceli was activated. He went on the 15-day disabled list Aug.26 with a contagious eye infection that left him unable to see properly out of either eye.
MARINERS: Ichiro Suzuki reached base safely in the first inning against the Red Sox and broke his American League record for singles in a season. Suzuki, who extended his hitting streak to 14 games, had 192 singles as a rookie in 2001.
RED SOX: Reliever Scott Williamson was activated from the 60-day disabled list, and infielder Earl Snyder was designated for assignment. Williamson has been sidelined most of the season because of a sore pitching elbow. The right-hander has pitched in 21 games, compiling a 1.25 ERA.
REDS: Less than a month after surgery to repair a torn right hamstring, All-Star centerfielder Ken Griffey Jr. only can sit idly by. He is restricted to keeping his right leg bent at a 90-degree angle, and often it is supported with a sling. He also gets around with the help of a four-wheeled cart called a Roll-A-Bout, which keeps his leg bent. "It's like being a hostage in your house with nobody there - with nobody with a gun on the other side," said Griffey, who hasn't played since Aug.12. He had surgery Aug.23.
WHITE SOX: DH Carl Everett was out of the lineup because of a pulled muscle in his thigh. He pulled up in the sixth inning Wednesday night after a stolen base, his first of the season. Everett is day-to-day but could miss several more games.
YANKEES: Jason Giambi , recovering from a benign tumor and other ailments, joined host Columbus for Game 1 of its International League playoff series against Richmond. He went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts, a groundout to first and two walks as Columbus lost 2-1 in 13 innings.