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Thome Homer Ends Great Pitching Duel In 12 Innings; Twins Prevail, 1-0

Jim Thome hit the 587th home run of his career in the 12th inning last night to give the Minnesota Twins a 1-0 victory that moved the Twins six games ahead of Chicago in the AL Central, as yet another brilliant pitching performance by Carlos Carrasco and the Indians went for naught.

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Thome connected off of Justin Germano -- passing Frank Robinson for eighth place on the all-time list -- to win a game that was delayed for almost two hours in starting by weather as the Tribe played its second marathon of the week.

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Go here for a full recap of the late-night drama at Progressive field

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.