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Padres Take Series from Twins, As Team Among Top Contenders to Get Soto at Trade Deadline

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The Padres had reason to celebrate Sunday. Will they have more reason to do so after Tuesday’s trade deadline? Photo: @Padres via Twitter

The Padresstill chasing Juan Soto, beat the Minnesota Twins 3-2 on Sunday to take the weekend series from the American League Central leaders.

Sean Manaea picked up the win, going six innings in which he struck out seven while giving up two runs. Luis Garcia – not Taylor Rogers, who lost the closer’s job, at least temporarily – got the save in his first year.

Jurickson Profar gave his team a 1-0 lead in the third inning with a solo homer, which lasted until the fifth when Luis Arraez hit his own solo shot off Manaea. The Padre starter hit another homer the next inning, to Jose Miranda, to give the Twins a brief 2-1 lead.

The Padres It broke, however, in the bottom of the sixth as Trent Grisham and Profar led off with singles. Former Padre Emilio Pagan replaced starter Dylan Bundy at that point and was able to retire Manny Machado, but Jake Cronenworth and Luke Voit each followed with singles, scoring Grisham and Profar respectively.

Meanwhile, various media outlets place the Padres at the top of the pile of teams that would like to pry Soto off the hands of the Washington Nationals. One, MLB Network’s Jim Bowden, said three teams remain in contention for the young slugger’s services – the Padres, Dodgers and Cardinals.

Coach Bob Melvin had to deal with a runaway offense, especially without Fernando Tatis Jr. He knows his team’s reputation for playing as trade talks wind down – this year, trades must be made by 3 p.m. of Tuesday.

“The kids that we have are the kids that I feel like we’re moving forward with,” he said MLB.com. “If something changes, then that’s great, if we make a big move or make subtle moves to improve our roster.”

The homestand continues on Monday as the Padres host the Rockies, who have done it since it suits them recently. The Friars have their work cut out for them, as they must face the Rockies not three, not four, but five times over the next four days, thanks to a Tuesday doubleheader.

Mike Clevinger is slated to take the mound on Monday, but the Padres have yet to announce their starters for the remainder of the series.

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