Twins win on Thome's historic night

By KBJR News 1

September 7, 2010 Updated Sep 7, 2010 at 11:29 PM CDT

The Minnesota Twins extended their lead over the Chicago White Sox by 4 1/2 games in the American League Central with a 10-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals at Target Field on Tuesday night.

Jim Thome hit his 586th career home run in the sixth inning, which was estimated to have traveled 452 feet. Thome is now tied with Frank Robinson for eighth place on the career home run list. It was the 22nd round tripper of the season for the 40 year old, and his 4th home run in the last three games.

Twins starting pitcher Francisco Liriano allowed only 2 runs on 7 hits and no walks in 7 innings of work for the victory.

Minnesota is now on a 5-game winning streak, and have won 10 of their last 12 games. The Twins look to complete a sweep over the Royals on Wednesday night at Target Field.

Posted by Joe Dufek