The Padres, nonetheless within the Juan Soto hunt, beat the Minnesota Twins 3-2 Sunday to take the weekend collection from the American League Central leaders.
Sean Manaea logged the win, going six innings during which he struck out seven whereas giving up two runs. Luis Garcia – not Taylor Rogers, who has misplaced the nearer job, no less than briefly – acquired the save, his first of the 12 months.
Jurickson Profar gave his crew a 1-0 lead within the third inning with a solo homer, which held up till the fifth, when Luis Arraez hit his personal solo shot off Manaea. The Padre starter gave up one other homer the subsequent inning, to Jose Miranda, to offer the Twins a quick 2-1 lead.
The Padres broke via, although, within the backside of the sixth, as Trent Grisham and Profar led off with singles. Former Padre Emilio Pagan changed starter Dylan Bundy at that time, and managed to retire Manny Machado, however Jake Cronenworth and Luke Voit every adopted with singles, which scored Grisham and Profar respectively.
In the meantime, varied media shops place the Padres atop the heap of groups that want to take Soto off the Washington Nationals’ arms. One, the MLB Community’s Jim Bowden, mentioned three groups stay in competition for the younger slugger’s companies – the Padres, Dodgers and Cardinals.
Supervisor Bob Melvin has needed to cope with a spotty offense, significantly with out Fernando Tatis Jr. He’s conscious of his crew’s repute for being in play as commerce talks go to the wire – this 12 months, swaps should be executed by 3 p.m. Tuesday.
“The fellows that we now have are the fellows that I really feel like we’re going ahead with,” he instructed MLB.com. “If one thing adjustments, then nice, if we make a giant transfer or make refined strikes to boost our roster.”
The house stand continues Monday because the Padres welcome the Rockies, who’ve given them suits just lately. The Friars have their work minimize out for them, as a result of they need to face the Rockies not three, not 4, however 5 occasions within the subsequent 4 days, because of a Tuesday doubleheader.
Mike Clevinger is about to take the mound Monday, however the Padres have but to announce their starters for the rest of the collection.