Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/23/14
BOSTON -- It's hard to discourage Jim Thome. Out of the lineup for nearly two months with a herniated neck disk, the Baltimore Orioles designated hitter started his comeback with three consecutive groundouts, followed by back-to-back strikeouts Saturday. Thome was 0-for-5 as Baltimore teetered on the verge of blowing a 6-3 lead to the slumping Boston Red Sox, yet he was eager for another shot. He got it in the 12th inning and came through with an RBI double, leading the Orioles to a 9-6 win. "I'm just trying to get into a groove. You want to perform, and you want to get big hits. It might take six, it might take 15 at-bats," said Thome, who was on the disabled list from the end of July until the series opener Friday. "The game is a weird game. That's what makes it so fun. You can be 0-for-5 and continue to be positive and keep battling. Then you get a big hit like that." The Orioles remain one game behind the New York Yankees in the AL East ra...
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