CLEVELAND - Thanks goodness for Jim Thome, because if it wasn’t for the DH, the Sox would still be down a touchdown.
Despite a growing choir of boos, Thome connected on his second home run of the game in the third inning, giving him 41 multiple homer games in his career. Again, it was a two-run shot for the former Indian, and again, it was a tape-measure shot.
Meanwhile, all that’s gone wrong for Cleveland besides Thome’s bat is catcher Victor Martinez leaving the game with left hamstring tightness. He is day-to-day.