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Jim Thome and the Twins are a perfect fit

Updated: August 18, 2010, 1:55 AM ET
By John Kruk | ESPN

Jim Thome's worth to the Twins comes in many forms, because, simply, he's done exactly what Minnesota brought him in to do. And on Tuesday night, all he did was erase a one-run deficit in the bottom of the 10th with a game-winning, two-run shot against the White Sox.

So, yes, along with demonstrating leadership, mentoring young players and checking his ego at the door, he's also contributed 17 homers in 209 at-bats this year. Of course, none was bigger than the one he deposited well over ...

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