The right-hander allowed three hits and struck out threes for his sixth win as a starter.
I’m happy I’m still here,” Chacin said. “I just want to keep going out and giving all I got for the team.”
Minnesota’s Jose Berrios kept the Padres scoreless through five innings until Manuel Margot broke through in the top of the sixth inning with a sacrifice-fly that allowed Hunter Renfroe to score. Austin Hedges two-run homer sealed the deal for the Twins.
Berrios allowed only one run on two hits in seven innings.
“It’s not the best feeling,” Berrios said. “It’s not fun when you do well and then things don’t go our way.”
This is the Twins’ first loss in San Diego since June 8, 2003. Minnesota entered the game with a 5-0 record at Petco Park in Interleague play.
The Padres face veteran right-hander Ervin Santana for the series closer at 12:40 p.m. Wednesday at Petco Park. Luis Perdomo will start for San Diego.