Jonathan Papelbon offers $5K for HR
Closer Jonathan Papelbon offered to pay teammate Jim Thome $5,000 for saving the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday.
Thome hit a pinch-hit home run leading off the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Phillies over the Tampa Bay Rays 7-6 after Papelbon blew his first save chance in 18 tries this season.
Papelbon said he told Thome in the on-deck circle that he would give him $5,000 if he hit a homer. Papelbon said he wrote the check in the clubhouse. Thome, however, told ...
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