With Correa and his .189 average starting the day taking the brunt of the blame as the highest-paid player in team history, AL Central-leading Minnesota entered with a major league-low .220 batting average.

“You don’t know what’s to come, but I wouldn’t be surprised if this guy gets rolling and never looks back,” Twins manager Rocco Baldellli said. “He’s done that many times in his career, and I think he looks good right now, I really do.”

San Diego star Fernando Tatis Jr. homered on the first pitch of the game and Rougned Odor connected for his first homer of the season. But the Padres were 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position and left six runners on base, including the bases loaded in the eighth against Brock Stewart.

San Diego started the day last in baseball with a .205 average with runners in scoring position. Over the past eight games, the Padres are 9-for-67 (.134) with runners on second and third.

“We’ve got to perform better, is what we have to do,” San Diego manager Bob Melvin said. “So yeah, we hit some balls hard today, but we put way too much pressure on our pitching late in the game and we have guys who can perform better. And we’re going to, but it’s time to quit just talking about it. It’s time to go out there and do it.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.