The New York Yankees beat the Minnesota Twins 8-2 to retain their advantage atop the American League East over the Baltimore Orioles, who hit seven home runs in a 12-2 rout of the Toronto Blue Jays.
Jim Thome of the Orioles hit his 610th home run, moving past Sammy Sosa and into sole possession of seventh place on the Major League Baseball career list.
Jim Thome became the eighth member of Major League Baseball’s 600-home run club when he hit two in the Minnesota Twins’ 9-6 win over the Detroit Tigers.
Jim Thome signed a one-year contract to remain with the Minnesota Twins after hitting 25 home runs as the team’s designated hitter in 2010.
The Philadelphia Phillies signed free-agent first baseman Jim Thome to a one-year contract, the team said on its website.
Never mind all the speculation that his Ohio roots or whatever will keep LeBron James in Cleveland. His career with the Cavaliers is over.
The New York Yankees followed a familiar formula in winning their opening game of the playoffs. For the Minnesota Twins, it was all too recognizable.
"It's been a lot of fun watching these guys and to come and get a big hit like that was great."
- Jim Thome on Sep 22, 2012