Minnesota Sports Roundup: Thome hit another homer to key Phillies' victoryMinnesota Sports
-- Philadelphia's Jim Thome did it to his former team again.
Philadelphia's Jim Thome did it to his former team again. Thome hit a three-run home run to push the Phillies past the Twins 6-1 at Target Field last night. In the series against his former team, Thome was 5-for-11 with two home runs and nine RBI as Philly took two of the three games. Joe Blanton tossed a complete-game, seven-hitter, giving up one run and striking out seven. Trevor Plouffe hit a solo shot, his 12th of the season, to account for the Twins' only run. Plouffe's long ball was his seventh in the month of June. Scott Diamond dropped to 5-and-2 allowing four runs across six innings.
The Twins placed starting pitcher P.J. Walters on the 15-day disabled list due to shoulder inflammation in his pitching arm. Walters left Wednesday's game against Philadelphia. The 27-year-old is 2-and-2 with a 5.40 earned run average in seven starts. Lester Oliveros was called up from Triple-A Rochester. He is 1-and-1 with a 4.08 ERA in 12 games for the Red Wings.
Rainy weather across most of Minnesota on Thursday created headaches for baseball teams in the state. The Minnesota High School League state baseball tournament had its schedule thrown into turmoil, as no games were played in Class 3-A, while games in the Classes 2-A and 1-A were delayed. The two scheduled Northwoods League games in Minnesota were rained out last night in Rochester and Mankato. And, youth baseball games all over Minnesota were washed away, as well. The Twins were able to get their game in against the Phillies, a 6-1 loss last night.