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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ Jim Thome hit the 300th home run of his career Wednesday night for the Cleveland Indians.

The first baseman hit a line drive over the center field wall on a 2-1 pitch from Minnesota starter Eric Milton in the first inning. Thome's homer, his seventh in his last 18 at-bats, gave Thome 23 hits in his last 55 at-bats.