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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 »

Niemann's Debut Gets Rays a Win

The rookie helps Tampa beat Baltimore

(Newser) - Jeff Niemann allowed just one run over six innings in his major league debut for the Tampa Bay Rays today.  Niemann was recalled from Triple-A Durham to replace the injured Matt Garza in the rotation. The 6-foot-9 right-hander gave up six hits, one walk and had five strikeouts to... More »

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