"It's fine," Scutaro said of his back. "I have to wait for the six-hour flight. It might be there."
Gregor Blanco batted leadoff Sunday in place of Scutaro, who is hitting .250 (11-for-44) with six runs scored since moving to the top spot in the order Aug. 5.
Joaquin Arias manned second base and batted eighth Sunday.
Scutaro is batting .303 with two home runs, 23 RBIs, 20 doubles and 49 runs scored in 106 games.
Joe Morgan is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.