Minneapolis Josh Willingham picked up right where he left off and helped the Twins end a six-game losing streak.
In his first game back from the paternity list following the birth of his son last week, 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 Kansas City on Sunday.
“It’s been a crazy, great few days and I came in here today and didn’t really know what to expect as far as my timing and stuff like that,” Willingham said. “So I just tried to keep it simple and it worked out for us.”
Bruce Chen (0-3) had his worst outing of the season, giving up six runs on six hits in only 22⁄3 innings for the Royals, whose three-game winning streak ended.
“It wasn’t Bruce’s day,” Royals manager Ned Yost said. “He didn’t have much. He just didn’t have his good stuff today. He couldn’t command it or have the velocity on his fastball. Just one of those days for Bruce.”
Mike Moustakas homered in the second and added an RBI single in the fourth for the Royals. Eric Hosmer also drove in a run on a fielder’s choice in the fourth.