Thomas Slams Triple Runs to Hit No. 512

Toronto slugger slides into 18th spot on career HR list; Boston falls 6-1
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 18, 2007 3:16 AM CDT
Thomas Slams Triple Runs to Hit No. 512
Toronto Blue Jays batter Frank Thomas follows through with his game winning RBI single in the ninth inning of their American League baseball game against the New York Yankees in Toronto, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2007. Toronto won 2-1. (AP Photo/J.P. Moczulski, CP)   (Associated Press)

Toronto's Frank Thomas enjoyed the second triple-home-run game of his career yesterday, tying Ernie Banks and Eddie Matthews for the 18th spot on the all-time list. Two were against wily Boston knuckleballer Tim Wakefield, who also gave up three to Thomas 11 years ago. Thomas now has 40 dingers against Boston, tops among active players.

Blue Jays rookie Dustin McGowan gave up one run and five hits in a complete game, his second; the first was a one-hitter in June. Boston went down 6-1, continuing to stumble against division rivals, losing its third game of the past four. New York closed the gap to 3½ games with a win over Baltimore. (More MLB stories.)

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