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Twins Manager Holding Jim Thome’s 607th HR Ball

The last time Jim Thome was at Target Field, the slugger hit his 607th career homer into the flower bed in right-center field while he was playing with the Phillies.

07/18/2012

(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Hardy’s Homer Powers Orioles Past Twins 4-1

Given a second chance thanks to a fan in the front row wearing a Joe Mauer jersey, J.J. Hardy made the team that traded him in the offseason pay. Hardy homered, Zach Britton won for the first time in 10 weeks and the Baltimore Orioles snapped a five-game losing streak by beating the Minnesota Twins 4-1 on Monday night.

08/23/2011