Thome's 596th HR lifts Twins
By Jon Krawczynski, AP Baseball Writer
MINNEAPOLIS -- Jim Thome has been plagued by aches and pains for the better part of a decade. They just seem to be coming around a little more often in his 19th season.
A strained oblique and bothersome toe injury on his left foot have slowed his chase of 600 career homers, but the Minnesota Twins are sticking with him for moments like the sixth inning on Sunday against Kansas City.
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