Twins 8, Royals 3
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Phil Hughes ended a personal 17-appearance losing streak that dated to July, pitching into the seventh inning to help the Twins avoid a three-game sweep. Hughes allowed an RBI single to Omar Infante in the fifth and a two-run homer to Alcides Escobar in the seventh while winning for the first time since July 2. He had lost eight games since that victory.