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Thome, Blackburn lift Twins over Red Sox

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By Jon Krawczynski

AP Baseball Writer

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Jim Thome hit a tiebreaking RBI double during Minnesota's three-run eighth inning and the Twins beat the Boston Red Sox 5-2 on Wednesday night.

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Thome also had a run-scoring single and the Twins got an outstanding effort from Nick Blackburn to snap a six-game losing streak and avoid a sweep.

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