Jim Thome took over the game tonight in Chicago, hitting two homers in two innings as the Sox pulled away from a 3-3 tie to lead the O’s 10-5 in the seventh.
Thome hit a 2-0 pitch for a three-run shot in the 5th to break a 3-3 tie. After an Adam Jones homer pulled the O’s within 6-5, Thome hit a 2-1 pitch from Danys Baez out to center for a Grand Slam and a 10-6 lead.
That’s 7 RBI tonight for Thome and 14 in his last three games.
He has nine career Slams. His last before tonight was on 7-6-06, also vs. the O’s.
He now has 28 career homers vs. Baltimore and 557 in his career. He needs six homers to tie Reggie Jackson for 12th place all-time.
O’s pitchers have walked four tonight and all four have scored.