Thome returns to 1st base, has 2 RBIs for Phillies

Philadelphia Phillies Jim Thome watches his third-inning, two-run double off Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Brian Matusz in their spring training baseball game at Brighthouse Field in Clearwater, Fla., Sunday, March 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

March 25, 2012 1:54:28 PM PDT
Jim Thome played five innings at first base and hit a two-run double for a Philadelphia Phillies' split squad Sunday in a 3-3, 10-inning tie against the Baltimore Orioles.

The 41-year-old, who has not played the field in the regular season since eight innings for the Chicago White Sox at the Phillies on June 14, 2007, did not have any grounders hit to him.

He hit a two-run double to deep center in a three-run third against Brian Matusz.

Philadelphia's Roy Halladay struck out nine and walked two in 6 1-3 innings, allowing two runs and seven hits. Matusz gave up three runs and six hits in 4 2-3 innings.


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