|Sep. 29 12:58 PM PT1:58 PM MT2:58 PM CT3:58 PM ET15:58 ET19:58 GMT3:58 CST12:58 PM MST2:58 PM EST3:28 PM VEN23:58 UAE2:58 PM CT-Thome had three hits the Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox 9-1 on Friday night remain a game out of first place in the AL East.
Analysis: Thome provides a veteran presence that should boost the O's in the playoffs.
|Sep. 23 3:38 PM PT4:38 PM MT5:38 PM CT6:38 PM ET18:38 ET22:38 GMT6:38 CST3:38 PM MST5:38 PM EST6:08 PM VEN2:38 UAE (+1)5:38 PM CT-Thome doubled in the go-ahead run in a 9-6 win in 12 innings over the Boston Red Sox that was Baltimore's 16th straight victory in games that reach overtime.
Analysis: Thome had two homers, six RBIs and 10 walks in 18 games after being acquired from Philadelphia on July 1 before going on the disabled list from July 31 until Friday with a herniated disc in his neck.
|July 31 5:36 PM PT6:36 PM MT7:36 PM CT8:36 PM ET20:36 ET0:36 GMT8:36 CST5:36 PM MST7:36 PM EST8:06 PM VEN4:36 UAE (+1)7:36 PM CT-The Orioles have activated Thome from the 15-day disabled list.
Analysis: Thome was batting .261 in 18 games for Baltimore before going on the DL on July 31 with a herniated disc in his neck. The Orioles had obtained him from the Philadelphia Phillies on June 30.
|July 30 3:32 PM PT4:32 PM MT5:32 PM CT6:32 PM ET18:32 ET22:32 GMT6:32 CST3:32 PM MST5:32 PM EST6:02 PM VEN2:32 UAE (+1)5:32 PM CT-Thome said Monday that he will have an MRI on Tuesday morning because the spasms in his neck aren't subsiding. He said he is having the scan to make sure there is nothing structurally wrong.
Analysis: The 41-year-old Thome, who has hit 611 career homers, hasn't played since Friday night. He left the Orioles clubhouse around 4:30 p.m. to make a train back to Baltimore.
|July 22 2:19 PM PT3:19 PM MT4:19 PM CT5:19 PM ET17:19 ET21:19 GMT5:19 CST2:19 PM MST4:19 PM EST4:49 PM VEN1:19 UAE (+1)4:19 PM CT-A day after moving into sole possession of seventh place on the all-time home run list, Thome struck again. His two-run homer in the seventh inning led the Baltimore Orioles to their fourth straight victory, 3-1 over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night.
Analysis: Thome, who passed Sammy Sosa on the career list on Friday, hit his 611th - and second with Baltimore since being acquired from Philadelphia on July 1. He homered off Zach McAllister to wipe out a 1-0 deficit.
|July 21 9:15 AM PT10:15 AM MT11:15 AM CT12:15 PM ET12:15 ET16:15 GMT0:15 CST9:15 AM MST11:15 AM EST11:45 AM VEN20:15 UAE11:15 AM CT-Thome homered among three hits Friday in a 10-2 win at Cleveland.
Analysis: It was fitting to see Thome go deep in Cleveland, where he starred for years for the Tribe. "The big thing is we won another game," Thome said, wearing a large icepack on his neck.
|July 20 5:57 PM PT6:57 PM MT7:57 PM CT8:57 PM ET20:57 ET0:57 GMT8:57 CST5:57 PM MST7:57 PM EST8:27 PM VEN4:57 UAE (+1)7:57 PM CT-Thome hit his 610th home run to pass Sammy Sosa and move into seventh place on the all-time list.
Analysis: Thome led off the fourth inning for Baltimore on Friday night and connected off Cleveland's Derek Lowe. It was the 41-year-old's first homer since being acquired by the Orioles from the Philadelphia Phillies on July 1, and sixth of the season overall. It was Thome's 189th homer at Progressive Field. He played for the Indians from 1991 through the 2002 season and returned for the final two months of 2011.
|July 16 2:11 PM PT3:11 PM MT4:11 PM CT5:11 PM ET17:11 ET21:11 GMT5:11 CST2:11 PM MST4:11 PM EST4:41 PM VEN1:11 UAE (+1)4:11 PM CT-Thome collected three hits in a 4-0 loss to the Detroit Tigers on Sunday.
Analysis: Thome is batting .257 (9 for 35) since he was traded to the Orioles. He is hitting .247 with five homers and 17 RBIs this season.
|June 24 11:02 AM PT12:02 PM MT1:02 PM CT2:02 PM ET14:02 ET18:02 GMT2:02 CST11:02 AM MST1:02 PM EST1:32 PM VEN22:02 UAE1:02 PM CT-Thome hit a home run leading off the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Philadelphia Phillies over the Tampa Bay Rays 7-6 on Saturday after Jonathan Papelbon blew his first save in 18 chances this season.
Analysis: Thome connected off Jake McGee (2-2) for home run No. 609, tying Sammy Sosa for seventh place on baseball's career list. It was also his fifth in the last 11 games.
|June 18 2:02 PM PT3:02 PM MT4:02 PM CT5:02 PM ET17:02 ET21:02 GMT5:02 CST2:02 PM MST4:02 PM EST4:32 PM VEN1:02 UAE (+1)4:02 PM CT-Thome hit his 100th home run for Philadelphia during a 6-2 loss to Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday.
Analysis: Thome's 608th career homer made him the fourth player in major league history to hit at least 100 with three different teams. Darrel Evans (Atlanta, San Francisco and Detroit), Reggie Jackson (California, Oakland and New York) and Alex Rodriguez (Seattle, Texas and New York) are the others. He needs one more homer to tie Sammy Sosa for seventh on the all-time list.
|June 15 2:56 PM PT3:56 PM MT4:56 PM CT5:56 PM ET17:56 ET21:56 GMT5:56 CST2:56 PM MST4:56 PM EST5:26 PM VEN1:56 UAE (+1)4:56 PM CT-Thome hit the 607th homer of his career Thursday in a win over the Twins.
Analysis: As a DH in interleague games, Thome is 11 of 24 with three homers.
|June 14 12:02 PM PT1:02 PM MT2:02 PM CT3:02 PM ET15:02 ET19:02 GMT3:02 CST12:02 PM MST2:02 PM EST2:32 PM VEN23:02 UAE2:02 PM CT-Thome went 2 for 4 against his former team, including a long homer and four RBIs in a 9-8 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night.
Analysis: After not driving in a run for his first fourteen games of the season, Thome has driven in at least one run for the past five games. He is 10 for 21 (.476) with two homers and 10 RBIs in the last five games, and is batting .293 this season.
|June 10 8:28 AM PT9:28 AM MT10:28 AM CT11:28 AM ET11:28 ET15:28 GMT23:28 CST8:28 AM MST10:28 AM EST10:58 AM VEN19:28 UAE10:28 AM CT-Thome hit his first home run of the season during a 6-4 loss in 12 innings to Baltimore on Saturday.
Analysis: Thome hit his 605th career home run on the first pitch of the fourth innings. It was also his 60th in interleague play, most in the majors. He came off the disabled list earlier in the week, then got three hits and his first RBI of the season Friday night. Thome is 5 for 9 in his last two games after going 2 for 20 in his first 14.
|June 9 3:11 PM PT4:11 PM MT5:11 PM CT6:11 PM ET18:11 ET22:11 GMT6:11 CST3:11 PM MST5:11 PM EST5:41 PM VEN2:11 UAE (+1)5:11 PM CT-Thome broke out of a slump in a big way, and the Philadelphia Phillies emphatically ended a season-worst six-game losing streak by beating the Baltimore Orioles 9-6 on Friday night.
Analysis: After going 2 for 20 with 11 strikeouts in the first 14 games of this injury-shortened season, the 41-year-old Thome doubled twice, legged out an infield hit and got his first RBI in 2012.
|May 2 12:52 PM PT1:52 PM MT2:52 PM CT3:52 PM ET15:52 ET19:52 GMT3:52 CST12:52 PM MST2:52 PM EST3:22 PM VEN23:52 UAE2:52 PM CT-The Philadelphia Phillies have activated Jim Thome from the disabled list and sent infielder Pete Orr to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. The move was made before Wednesday night's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers and Thome was available to play.
Analysis: Thome, a member of the 600-homer club, had been sidelined with a lower back strain since April 29. He's just 2 for 18 in limited appearances, mainly as a pinch hitter. Thome could get plenty of at-bats as a designated hitter in nine interleague games upcoming.