Thome Comes Through as Twins Win in Extras

By KBJR News 1

August 18, 2010 Updated Aug 18, 2010 at 9:31 AM CDT

DULUTH, MINN. --- Former Chicago White Sox slugger Jim Thome got back at his old team on Tuesday night, hitting a walk-off two run home run in the 10th inning to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 7-6 victory.

The Twins jumped out to an early 4-0 lead, only to see Chicago come back to tie the game.

Delmon Young put Minnesota back in front with a solo shot in the 5th, but Matt Capps blew his second save for the Twins and the game headed to extra innings.

In the 10th, Chicago took a one-run lead heading to the bottom half, but Thome laced a two-run homer to the right field bleachers to end the contest.

The win puts Minnesota four games in front of Chicago in the AL Central pennant race, and the series will continue on Wednesday night from Target Field.

Posted by Zach Schneider