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Jim Thome hits 610th home run, passes Sammy Sosa on all-time list

Detroit Tigers v Baltimore Orioles

BALTIMORE, MD - JULY 15: Jim Thome #25 of the Baltimore Orioles follows his third inning double against the Detroit Tigers at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on July 15, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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Jim Thome just keeps mashing those taters.

Thome connected for a solo home run off Derek Lowe in the top of the fourth inning this evening against the Indians.

It was Thome’s first home run as a member of the Orioles and the 610th home run of his career, passing Sammy Sosa for sole possession of seventh place on the all-time list. Just icing on the cake, it happened in Cleveland, where he began his career and amassed 337 of those home runs over parts of 13 seasons.

Thome, who turns 42 next month, has six home runs this season. The future Hall of Famer is now staring up at Ken Griffey, Jr., who ranks sixth all-time with 630 home runs.