Twins take rubber match from San Diego

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<p>The Minnesota Twins and San Diego Padres squared off in their series final on Thursday afternoon. The Twins would prevail with a 5-3 rubber match victory.</p>

<p>Bailey Ober had a quality start, tossing six innings with six strikeouts while, but did give up three runs.</p>

<p>The scoring began immediately with San Diego’s Fernando Tatis Jr. hitting a leadoff 369 foot line drive home run. The Twins would score a run in the second inning on a Joey Gallo RBI walk, tyring the game at one apiece.</p>

<p>In the fourth inning, the Padres would regain the lead on a Juan Soto RBI double. Minnesota would once again tie the ballgame in the bottom half of the inning on a 433 foot solo home run by Kyle Farmer, making it 2-2.</p>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Good to have you back, <a href="https://twitter.com/kFarm17?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@kFarm17</a>! <a href="https://twitter.com/Twins?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Twins</a> // <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MNTwins?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#M... <a href="https://t.co/X6p3TCp7xx">pic.twitter.com/X6p3TCp7xx</a></p>&mdash; Bally Sports North (@BallySportsNOR) <a href="https://twitter.com/BallySportsNOR/status/1656725373407600641?ref_src=tw... 11, 2023</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<p>Rougned Odor hit a 382 foot solo home run in the fifth inning, giving San Diego its third lead of the game, this time 3-2. In the seventh inning, the Twins would put their stamp on the game. Minnesota tied the game 3-3 on a Max Kepler RBI fielder’s choice groundout. The next batter was Carlos Correa and he gave the Twins their first lead on a two RBI double, making it 5-3 Twins. Minnesota would be able to hold off San Diego over the final two innings and earn the win.</p>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="fr" dir="ltr">BOOYAH!! C4 DELIVERS!! <a href="https://twitter.com/Twins?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Twins</a> || <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MNTwins?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#M... <a href="https://t.co/vcQEd7RguQ">pic.twitter.com/vcQEd7RguQ</a></p>&mdash; Bally Sports North (@BallySportsNOR) <a href="https://twitter.com/BallySportsNOR/status/1656738170950516742?ref_src=tw... 11, 2023</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MNTWINS?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#M... WIN!<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MNTWINS?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#M... WIN!<br><br>Minnesota takes the series. <a href="https://t.co/4bMGURSamg">pic.twitter.com/4bMGURSamg</a></p>&mdash; Bally Sports North (@BallySportsNOR) <a href="https://twitter.com/BallySportsNOR/status/1656747908270546945?ref_src=tw... 11, 2023</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<p>Bailey Ober and Rocco Baldelli met with media after the game:</p>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">&quot;I owe him dinner for sure.&quot; <br><br>Bailey Ober on <a href="https://twitter.com/FlashGThe3rd?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@FlashGThe3rd</a>&#39;s flying catch in the outfield in Thursday&#39;s win vs. San Diego. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MNTwins?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#M... <a href="https://t.co/ELloyAE5Tf">pic.twitter.com/ELloyAE5Tf</a></p>&mdash; Bally Sports North (@BallySportsNOR) <a href="https://twitter.com/BallySportsNOR/status/1656755140764790822?ref_src=tw... 11, 2023</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Rocco Baldelli on starter Bailey Ober settling down against the Padres: &quot;He did a phenomenal job -- kept us in the ballgame.&quot; <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MNTwins?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#M... <a href="https://t.co/3QoaDiRViF">pic.twitter.com/3QoaDiRViF</a></p>&mdash; Bally Sports North (@BallySportsNOR) <a href="https://twitter.com/BallySportsNOR/status/1656753720279855104?ref_src=tw... 11, 2023</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<p>The Twins will now welcome the Chicago Cubs to Target Field for a three game weekend series beginning on Friday night at 7:10 p.m. Sonny Gray will get the start on the mound for Minnesota.</p>

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