Tigers fall to Twins 9-6, Thome hits number 600 - WNEM TV 5

Tigers fall to Twins 9-6, Thome hits number 600

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DETROIT, MI (AP) -

Jim Thome hit his 600th home run -- one inning after No. 599 -- and the Minnesota Twins outslugged the Detroit Tigers 9-6 on Monday night.

Thome became the eighth player to reach 600, hitting a three-run shot off Daniel Schlereth in the seventh inning to give Minnesota a 9-5 lead.

An inning earlier, Thome reached 599 with a two-run homer off Rick Porcello (11-8) that broke a 3-all tie.

Thome received a standing ovation from the Detroit crowd as he rounded the bases after his milestone homer.

His achievement overshadowed a solo shot in the first inning by Detroit's Delmon Young, who had been traded from the Twins to the Tigers earlier Monday.

Francisco Liriano (8-9) allowed five runs in six innings.

Joe Nathan earned his 10th save.

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