Phillies Vs. Rays: Thome Hits Walk-Off Home Run In Win

After Jonathan Papelbon blew his first save of the season, Jim Thome hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Phillies a 7-6 lead over the Rays.

With the Phillies trailing 3-0 in the third inning, Jimmy Rollins hit a two-run home run off James Shields to get Philadelphia on the board. The home run was the sixth of the year for Rollins.

In the next inning, Juan Pierre hit a three-run bomb to give the Phillies a 5-3 lead. It was the first home run of the season for Pierre and only the 17th of his career.

With the Phillies leading 6-4 in the top of the ninth, Philadelphia brought in Papelbon, who was perfect in save opportunities in 2012. However, he surrendered two runs and the game was tied on a Brooks Conrad single with two outs.

Thome led off the game in the bottom of the ninth and hit a home run off Jake McGee for the win.

The Phillies and Rays will play a doubleheader on Sunday.

For more on the Philadelphia Phillies series vs. the Tampa Bay Rays, stick with this storystream. For more on the Phillies, check out The Good Phight. If the Rays are your team, head over to DRays Bay.

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