Minnesota Twins' Jim Thome swings for his 600th career home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, in Detroit. Thome's home run was a three-run shot. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)
Thome hits 600th career home run in Twins' win over Tigers
By Noah Trister, AP Sports Writer
DETROIT -- When Jim Thome arrived at the ballpark, his pursuit of 600 home runs had been all but forgotten.
Minnesota had just traded Delmon Young to the Detroit Tigers -- the very team Thome's Twins were about to face. And besides, Thome was in the middle of a slow, injury-plagued chase for the milestone.
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