Indians Trim Royals in Thome's Return

8 years 2 months 3 weeks ago Saturday, August 27 2011 Aug 27, 2011 Saturday, August 27, 2011 3:06:00 PM CDT August 27, 2011 in Baseball
By: Associated Press

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Jim Thome went hitless but was warmly welcomed in his Cleveland homecoming after nearly a decade away and the Indians stopped their slide in the AL Central with a 2-1 win over the Kansas City Royals on Friday night.

Thome went 0 for 4 and struck out twice in his first game back with Cleveland since 2002, when he disappointed Cleveland fans by leaving as a free agent. The slugger waived a no-trade clause to return to Cleveland and a chance to help the Indians get back to the postseason, and a sellout crowd cheered his every move.

Ubaldo Jimenez (2-1) struck out 10 and allowed one run in seven innings, the kind of performance Cleveland had been needing from him since he came in a trade from Colorado.

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