Padres vs. Twins: Free Live Stream, TV Channel, How to Watch
In a rubber match on Thursday, Juan Soto and the San Diego Padres (19-18) face Byron Buxton and the Minnesota Twins (20-17), with first pitch scheduled for 1:10 PM ET at Target Field.
Find out how to watch the San Diego-Minnesota matchup below.
When is Padres vs. Twins and when does it start?
This matchup between the Padres and Twins will take place on Thursday, May 11, 2023. Be ready to see the opening pitch at 1:10 PM ET.
Where to watch Padres vs. Twins
The Padres and Twins will take to the field at Target Field for this matchup on May 11, and if you’d like to see the game live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!
What channel is the game on?
You can catch this game live on MLB Network.
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Padres vs. Twins Game Preview
These squads meet again after the Twins’ 4-3 victory over the Padres yesterday. Griffin Jax (1.0 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 K) picked up the win for the Twins. Max Kepler went 2-for-5 with a double, a home run and an RBI to lead the team on offense. Domingo Tapia (0.0 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 K) took the loss on the mound for the Padres.
Padres Stats, Odds & Insights
The Padres are 11-10 in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 52.4% of those games).
San Diego ranks 16th in MLB action with 41 home runs. They average 1.1 per game.
The Padres’ .392 slugging percentage ranks 17th in MLB.
San Diego has a 3.99 team ERA that ranks 12th across all MLB pitching staffs.
The Padres have the 14th-ranked WHIP in MLB (1.292).
Twins Stats, Odds & Insights
The Twins have entered the game as underdogs 11 times this season and won twice.
Minnesota’s 46 home runs rank ninth in Major League Baseball.
Fueled by 106 extra-base hits, the Twins rank 22nd in MLB with a .385 slugging percentage this season.
Minnesota has the second-best ERA (3.30) in the majors this season.
The Twins have a combined 1.137 WHIP as a pitching staff, which is the best in baseball this season.
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Padres Starter Recent Performance: Yu Darvish
|vs. Dodgers||May. 5||6.2||4||2||1||6||1|
|vs. Giants||Apr. 30||6.0||9||4||4||9||0|
|at Diamondbacks||Apr. 23||5.2||2||1||1||5||5|
|vs. Brewers||Apr. 16||7.0||4||1||1||12||2|
|at Mets||Apr. 10||6.1||6||5||5||5||1|
Twins Starter Recent Performance: Bailey Ober
|at Guardians||May. 5||7.0||3||0||0||6||1|
|vs. Royals||Apr. 29||5.2||4||1||1||6||2|
|vs. Nationals||Apr. 23||5.2||3||1||1||4||3|
Padres Key Players to Watch
Yu Darvish (2-2 with a 3.19 ERA and 40 strikeouts in 36 2/3 innings pitched) gets the start for the Padres, his seventh of the season.
His last appearance was on Saturday against the Los Angeles Dodgers, when the righty threw 6 2/3 innings, surrendering one earned run while allowing four hits.
In six games this season, the 36-year-old has a 3.19 ERA and 9.8 strikeouts per nine innings, while giving up a batting average of .219 to opposing hitters.
Soto leads San Diego in home runs (six) and runs batted in (18) this season while batting .246.
Xander Bogaerts leads San Diego in homers with six while also batting a team-best .272 this season.
Jake Cronenworth has 29 hits this season and a slash line of .236/.360/.407.
Twins Key Players to Watch
Bailey Ober (2-0) will take the mound for the Twins, his fourth start of the season.
The right-hander last pitched on Friday, when he allowed three hits in seven scoreless innings against the Cleveland Guardians.
The 27-year-old has pitched to a .98 ERA this season with 7.9 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 2.9 walks per nine across three games.
Buxton paces the Twins in home runs (eight), runs batted in (19) and has racked up a team-best batting average of .226.
Kepler is hitting .223 with five doubles, six home runs and 10 walks.
Carlos Correa is hitting .189 with six doubles, a triple, five home runs and 16 walks.
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