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Jim Thome Hits 600th Homer... Without Steroids

Baseball's 'nicest guy' joins select club

(Newser) - With two home runs last night against the Detroit Tigers, Minnesota Twin Jim Thome became the eighth ballplayer ever to hit 600 out of the park. Perhaps most remarkable about this feat is that he achieved it without steroids—unlike many of the other top sluggers of his era, writes... More »

Thome's RBI Single Helps White Sox Top Angels 4-3

K-Rod records his first loss of the season

(Newser) - Jim Thome hit a go-ahead RBI single in the ninth inning, A.J. Pierzynski's RBI double capped a three-run second against Jon Garland, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-3 last night. Pierzynski led off the ninth with his third hit, a double against Angels closer... More »

Burres Pitches Orioles Past White Sox

Quiroz's first major league homer lifts Baltimore in DH opener

(Newser) - Brian Burres allowed three singles in eight shutout innings and Guillermo Quiroz hit his first major league homer today as the Baltimore Orioles beat the Chicago White Sox 5-1 in the first game of a split doubleheader. The game was a makeup from Friday night's rainout. Burres (3-1) had faced... More »

Thome Powers White Sox Past Rays With 512th Career Homer

Danks solid as Chicago beats Tampa 6-0

(Newser) - Jim Thome hit career homer No. 512 and drove in three runs, John Danks struck out eight in seven innings and the Chicago White Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-0 on Sunday. Thome also tied a career high with four hits. His second homer in the last three games... More »

Thome Hits No. 511 as Chisox Crush Rays

Chicago DH now tied with Mel Ott for No. 21 all-time in long balls

(Newser) - Jim Thome hit his 511th career home run and Javier Vazquez won his third consecutive start to lead the Chicago White Sox past the Tampa Bay Rays, 9-2 on Friday. Thome connected in the third inning for a three-run shot off rookie Jeff Niemann, who was making his second career... More »

Thome Powers White Sox Past Orioles 3-1

Contreras throws 7 innings of 4 hit ball en route to victory

(Newser) - Looks like a one-game suspension was just what Jim Thome needed to put some life back into his bat. Thome broke a prolonged power drought with a three-run homer and a double, leading the Chicago White Sox past the skidding Baltimore Orioles 3-1. Jose Contreras (1-1) pitched seven innings of... More »

White Sox Rally for Win Over Tigers

Detroit falls to 0-5 as wild Willis walks seven, loses his debut

(Newser) - Jim Thome hit an RBI double in the sixth inning for the White Sox's only hit off Dontrelle Willis, and Chicago beat the Detroit Tigers 5-3 Saturday. Detroit, the only winless team in the major leagues, is 0-5 for the first time since the Tigers dropped their first nine games... More »

Stars Align for Thome's 500th

Slugger's milestone home run also a game-winner for White Sox

(Newser) - Jim Thome's 500th home run reads like something out of Hollywood. On the day White Sox fans received his bobblehead doll, in the ninth inning of the final game of a home stand, on a full count, Thome hit one deep—to win the game over the Angels 9-7. It's... More »

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