The K-Mets hit five home runs: a solo shot by Scott Ota, a pair of solo homers by Francisco Alvarez, a two-run blast by Tanner Murphy and a grand slam by Cristopher Pujols.
The final three homers all came in the bottom of the sixth.
With Kingsport nursing a 2-1 lead, Alvarez smashed his second solo shot of the game. Jaylen Palmer and Andres Regnault followed with singles and Ota drew a four-pitch walk. Up stepped Pujols, who launched the ball over the wall in left-center.
Cole Kleszcz then got aboard on a hit by pitch, Murphy homered on the first pitch he saw and the K-Mets led 9-1.
Alvarez, Regnault and Pujols each finished 2-for-4. Regnault sits fourth in the Appy League with 42 RBIs. Pujols is second on the team with 28.
ON THE MOUND
Both starting pitchers got decisions.
Andres German (3-1) pitched six strong innings — allowing four hits, including a solo home run Miguel Hiraldo in the third, and striking out four — to pick up the win.
Lazaro Estrada (2-3) was tabbed with the loss after giving up two of Kingsport’s homers. He struck out seven.
DOWN THE WIRE
The K-Mets (32-32) are a half-game behind second-place Bristol (32-31) in the West Division. Johnson City (33-30) leads Bristol by a half-game, and Kingsport and the Cardinals close out the regular season with a crucial three-game set starting Monday at Hunter Wright.
Game 3 of the series with the Blue Jays is Sunday at 4 p.m. when the K-Mets will go for the sweep.
It’s Ballad Health Day at the Ballpark, and the first 200 fans receive a free game admission tickets compliments of Ballad Health.