MINNEAPOLIS -- Former Twin Josh Willingham spoiled Ricky Nolasco's return, leading the first-place Royals to a 6-5 victory Friday night.

Willingham hit a bases-loaded double that scored three in the Royals' five-run fourth inning.

Nolasco made his first start since June 8 and held the Royals scoreless until unraveling in the fourth.

The Twins rallied in the bottom of the ninth, with RBIs by Oswaldo Arcia and Kurt Suzuki.

The comeback fell one run short as the Twins dropped to 54-66 - in last place in the AL Central.