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MINNEAPOLIS - Jim Thome has always had a knack for hitting home runs in Minnesota. As an opponent at the Metrodome he was known to clear the fence with frustrating regularity. As a Twin for nearly two full seasons, he recorded the three longest homers in Target Field history. On Thursday, Thome's second Target Field homer as an opponent was the difference as the Philadelphia Phillies took the rubber game of their series with the Minnesota Twins, winning 6-1. Joe Blanton (6-6) gave up a second-inning home run, but allowed just seven hits in a complete game for the Phillies, who travel to Toronto for a three-game series this weekend. Blanton struck out Minnesota slugger Josh Willingham three times, as Willingham's 15-game hitting streak ended. It was the second complete game for Blanton this season, after he went the distance at Atlanta on May 3. "Tonight's game should be a really big confidence booster for Joe," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said. &quo...
BEST OF MAXIM
MINNEAPOLIS This three-game series between the Philadelphia Phillies and Minnesota Twins is likely Jim Thome's last go-round at Target Field, the site of some of his mammoth home runs over the past few years.
Thome added one more to the list Wednesday.
In the fourth inning of the Phillies' 9-8 win, Thome took Twins reliever Anthony Swarzak deep for a two-run homer to...
MINNEAPOLIS The ball Jim Thome hit for career home run No. 607 went missing on Thursday night.After the Phillies slugger hit a home run to right-center field against the Twins at Target Field, the ball disappeared into a flower box filled with coleus plants in front of the right field seats. Fans sitting right above the plants dug around to look for the historic ball, but to no...
The Minnesota Twins hold the lease on Target Field, but Jim Thome proved Wednesday he still owns it. Visiting with the Philadelphia Phillies, the former Twins slugger hit what proved to be the game-winning home run an estimated 466 feet over the batter's eye in center field, giving his team a 9-3 fourth-inning lead that barely stood up in a 9-8 victory. So revered is Thome...
During the third inning of Thursday's victory in Minnesota, Jim Thome launched career home run 607 into the flower bed in right-center field at Target Field. Throughout the the course of the game, the missing ball was a point on the broadcast.
Fox Sports North reports the ball has been recovered by Senior Director of Ballpark Systems Gary Glawe.
"The situation obviously...
Jim Thome is carrying the Philadelphia Phillies on his balky back. The saying is that the team will find a place for a man with a hot bat. What will they do with Thoms after interleague play ends?
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Penthouse Occupancy for the 6-1 triumph: 3
The Chrystal Champagne...
As Phillies fans we all are waiting for Ryan Howard to come back.
We will take his strikeouts and yeah, he gets a pass, because he hits so many freakin’ home runs.
Ryan Howard hits a tater at the All-Star game in Pittsburgh
Small ball will get you some wins.
Heck the old St. Louis Cardinals during the Ozzie Smith days used it to play championship ball.
But admit it: Charlie Manuel...
All these years have gone and he can still destroy baseballs. Yes, that was the head of the bat going flying off the screen. Yes, this does invoke memories of Frank Thomas
MINNEAPOLIS Two bad pitches was all it took for Twins left-hander Scott Diamond to pick up his second loss of the season.
Diamond allowed four runs on five hits Thursday as the Twins fell, 6-1, to the visiting Philadelphia Phillies. For Minnesota, Thursday's loss meant it dropped the series to Philadelphia, snapping a streak of four consecutive series wins. It was just Diamond...
MINNEAPOLIS - Jim Thome has always had a knack for hitting home runs in Minnesota. As an opponent at the Metrodome he was known to clear the fence with frustrating regularity. As a Twin for nearly two full seasons, he recorded the three longest homers in Target Field history. On Thursday, Thome's second Target Field homer as an opponent was the difference as the Philadelphia...
The Phillies looked really good tonight for the first time in a while. The bats were working and the arm of their starting pitcher, Joe Blanton, was good enough to defeat the Twins 5-1.
The Phils struck first in the second inning when Ty Wigginton hit a solo home run, his seventh of the season. Although the Phillies were up 1-0, it wouldn't be long until the Twins got on...
Jim Thome drove in four runs against his former team, including a long homer to pad Philadelphia's lead, and the Phillies hung on for a 9-8 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night.
John Mayberry also had four RBIs, including a three-run home run in the first inning to give Cole Hamels (9-3) a six-run lead he barely held. Jonathan Papelbon got the last four outs for...