Willingham, Twins end six-game skid, beat Royals

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Josh Willingham had three hits and came a homer away from hitting for the cycle to help the Minnesota Twins snap their six-game losing streak by beating the Kansas City Royals 7-4 Sunday.

Jason Marquis (2-0) threw six strong innings for Minnesota, who also got three hits and a pair of RBIs from Danny Valencia.

Bruce Chen (0-3) had his worst outing of the season, giving up six runs on six hits in only 2 2-3 innings for the Royals, whose three-game winning streak ended.