Chris Williams homered twice and drove in six runs to help the Twins outslug the Kingsport Mets 16-10 on Tuesday night at Joe O’Brien Field.
The Twins pushed their division advantage back to 1½ games one day after Kingsport swept a doubleheader to draw within a half-game of the lead.
Williams hit a three-run shot in the third inning off Nate Peden and a two-run homer in the fourth off Allan Winans. Colton Burns homered, doubled and singled, scoring three runs and driving home a couple for the Twins (25-18).
Pedro Garcia (3-3) was the winner after relieving starter Luis Rijo and throwing 3 1/3 innings. Zach Neff (4-1) closed out the win.
Peden (1-4), the starter for Kingsport (25-21), took the loss. He pitched 2 1/3 innings and gave up eight runs — all earned — on eight hits. He didn’t strike out a batter and walked two.
The K-Mets’ Ranfy Adon homered and doubled and also drove in six runs.
The teams close out the series Wednesday night. First pitch is set for 7.