Jim Thome's 13th career walk-off home run is the most in major-league history. (Philliedelphia/Kevin Durso)
Antonio Bastardo allowed just one run in a bases-loaded, no-out jam. That kept the Phillies lead intact going to the ninth. That usually means game over for the Phillies. For Jonathan Papelbon, perfection came to an end.
Papelbon couldn't close things out for the first time as a Phillie, and when he couldn't he made a bet. First one to end the game gets $5,000. It didn't take long to end it.
May thought that Jim Thome's Phillies career was over after road trips featuring interleague play ended. He was always going to be a good DH for some American League team, and it was better if they didn't have him on the bench. Thome said he would adjust to the role.
Today, payoff finally came for the 41-year-old class act that is Thome. He played hero in a game that finally pulled the Phillies from the cellar.
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