White Sox defeat the Twins

White Sox defeat the Twins

Alejandro De Aza stroked two home runs as the Chicago White Sox defeated the Minnesota Twins, 5-3, on Opening Day for both teams.

Indians sign Giambi to minor league deal

CLEVELAND, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Cleveland said Saturday night it's taking a low-cost flyer on Jason Giambi, signing the 42-year-old to a minor league deal as a possible designated hitter.

MLB: Baltimore 6, Boston 3

BALTIMORE, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Nate McLouth, J.J. Hardy and Chris Davis all homered Sunday, powering the Baltimore Orioles to a 6-3 win and series sweep of Boston.

MLB: Baltimore 12, Toronto 2

BALTIMORE, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Manny Machado and Chris Davis combined to hit four of Baltimore's seven home runs Wednesday, an onslaught that gave the Orioles a 12-2 win over Toronto.

MLB: Baltimore 9, Boston 6 (12 innings)

BOSTON, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Jim Thome drove in the go-ahead run with a 12th-inning double Saturday and the Baltimore Orioles went on to a 9-6 victory over Boston.

MLB: Oakland 14, Baltimore 9

BALTIMORE, July 27 (UPI) -- Jemile Weeks rallied Oakland with a go-ahead RBI single in the ninth inning Friday and the Athletics went on to post a wild 14-9 comeback win over Baltimore.

MLB: Baltimore 6, Tampa Bay 2

BALTIMORE, July 26 (UPI) -- Chris Davis drove in four runs with a double and a home run Thursday in pacing the Baltimore Orioles to a 6-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.

MLB: Baltimore 3, Cleveland 1

CLEVELAND, July 21 (UPI) -- Jim Thome's go-ahead, two-run homer in the seventh inning Saturday powered the Baltimore Orioles to a 3-1 victory over Cleveland.

MLB: Baltimore 10, Cleveland 2

CLEVELAND, July 20 (UPI) -- Ryan Flaherty finished off a six-run third inning with a three-run homer Friday, launching the Baltimore Orioles to a 10-2 smashing of Cleveland.

MLB: Baltimore 8, Detroit 6 (13 innings)

BALTIMORE, July 14 (UPI) -- J.J. Hardy and Taylor Teagarden each belted homers in the 13th inning Saturday, rallying Baltimore to an 8-6 victory over Detroit.

Orioles acquire Thome from Phillies

PHILADELPHIA, June 30 (UPI) -- The Baltimore Orioles acquired veteran slugger Jim Thome from the Philadelphia Phillies Saturday, the teams announced.

MLB: Philadelphia 7, Tampa Bay 6

PHILADELPHIA, June 23 (UPI) -- Jim Thome blasted a pinch-hit homer in the bottom of the ninth inning Saturday, handing Philadelphia a 7-6 interleague victory over Tampa Bay.

MLB: Toronto 6, Philadelphia 2

TORONTO, June 17 (UPI) -- Colby Rasmus went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer and three RBI Sunday, powering the Toronto Blue Jays' 6-2 interleague sweep over Philadelphia.

MLB: Philadelphia 6, Minnesota 1

MINNEAPOLIS, June 14 (UPI) -- Joe Blanton threw his second complete game of the year Thursday, allowing a lone run on seven hits in the Philadelphia Phillies' 6-1 decision over Minnesota.

MLB: Philadelphia 9, Minnesota 8

MINNEAPOLIS, June 13 (UPI) -- John Mayberry keyed Philadelphia's six-run first with a three-run homer Wednesday and the Phillies survived a late rally to down Minnesota 9-8.
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Jim Thome
Chicago White Sox's Jim Thome waits to bat during the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago on June 8, 2009. (UPI Photo/Brian Kersey)

James Howard "Jim" Thome ( /ˈtoʊmeɪ/; born August 27, 1970 in Peoria, Illinois) is an American Major League Baseball player. He is currently a designated hitter for the Cleveland Indians. He is the eighth player to hit 600 home runs in the major leagues.

Thome was originally drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 13th round of the 1989 Major League Baseball Draft. While in the minors, he got into a fight with future Major League star Chipper Jones. Thome and Jones would later become good friends. Thome made his Major League debut on September 4, 1991 as a third baseman against the Minnesota Twins. He was 2 for 4 in that game, with his first hit coming off pitcher Tom Edens in the fourth inning. He hit his first career home run on October 4 against New York Yankees pitcher Steve Farr.

Originally a third baseman, he was shifted to first base when the Indians traded for Matt Williams in 1997.

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