Originally posted on Buzz On Broad  |  Last updated 6/14/12

Final: Phillies 6, Twins 1.

WP: Joe Blanton (6-6, 4.93)

LP: Scott Diamond (5-2, 2.13)

Joe Blanton has thrown a complete game for just the eighth time in his nine-year Major League Baseball career. He allowed just seven hits while striking out eight and walking none.

Jim Thome hit another mammoth home run Thursday evening for his 11th, 12th, and 13th run batted in of the season.  "He did it again." - Tom McCarthy.

The Phillies head to Toronto to oppose the Blue Jays starting Friday evening, with the first pitch at 7:07 pm.

With Jim Thome's home run tonight, he now has 99 total with the Philadelphia Phillies.

According to Martin Frank of the Delaware News Journal, if he gets to 100, he will be the fourth player in MLB history with 100 home runs with three different teams.

Alex Rodriguez, Reggie Jackson and Darrell Evans are those of whom accomplished this feat.

Fans had a rough time finding Thome's 607th career home run. (Picture via @JWerthsBeard)

Attendance: 32,205

Starting Pitching Summary:

  • Joe Blanton: 9.0 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 7 SO, 1 HR, 4.93 ERA
  • Scott Diamond: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO, 2 HR, 2.13 ERA

In the 'Pen:

  • Lester Oliveros (7th, 8th): 1.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO, o HR, 5.40 ERA
  • Alex Burnett (8th): 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 0 HR, 2.27 ERA
  • Jeff Gray (9th): 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 SO, 0 HR, 5.13 ERA

Scoring Summary:

  • Top of the 2nd (Phillies 1, Twins 0): Ty Wigginton homers (7) on a fly ball to left field.
  • Bottom of the 2nd (Phillies 1, Twins 1): Trevor Plouffe homers (12) on a fly ball to left field.
  • Top of the 3rd (Phillies 4, Twins 1): Jim Thome homers (3) on a fly ball to right center field. Jimmy Rollins, Hunter Pence score.
  • Top of the 8th (Phillies 5, Twins 1): Carlos Ruiz doubles (16) on a line drive to left fielder Josh Willingham. Shane Victorino scores.
  • Top of the 9th (Phillies 6, Twins 1): Placido Polanco singles on a line drive to center fielder Denard Span. Jimmy Rollins scores.
What's Next:
  • Friday, June 15, 2012; 7:07 pm EST
  • Philadelphia Phillies (31-34) at Toronto Blue Jays (31-32)
  • Vance Worley (3-2, 3.00 ERA) vs. Drew Hutchison (5-3, 4.66 ERA)
  • TV: CSN
  • Radio: 1210 WPHT, 94 WIP

Matt Rappa is a contributor for Buzz on Broad. You can find him on Twitter at @mattrappa.

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