TORONTO – Kyle Drabek is not having any fun on the mound.
"I'm very frustrated right now," said Drabek. "I couldn't tell you the last real quality game that I've had. It's frustrating walking people, giving up hits, not giving your team a chance to win.
Boston (39-26) won their ninth straight to complete a series sweep in which they outscored Toronto 35-6. Boston's league leading offense had 17 hits a day after amassing 18 in Saturday's 16-4 win.
"Kind of a one-sided series the past two days," said Blue Jays manager John Farrell, the former Red Sox pitching coach. "I think the numbers on the scoreboard indicate that they are swinging the bat as good as they have at any point in time of the year. You combine patience, selectivity, power, speed, that's an explosive, deep and very diverse offense and we saw that for 18 innings the last two days.
Toronto's Jose Bautista ended a 13-game homerless drought with his 21st of the season in the fourth.
"I'm seriously not making this season out to me hitting home runs," said Bautista, last year's major league leader with 54 home runs. "I'm trying to win games and we didn't get it done today, the fact that I got a home run, it could have been a single, it would have been the same difference, we only scored one run today and it wasn't enough.
Gonzalez drove in two runs and Pedroia three for the Red Sox, who never trailed in the series against their division rivals.
Lester (9-2) kept the Blue Jays off balance all afternoon while winning his league-best ninth game. The ace left-hander walked just one batter and struck out eight while earning his second win in three starts against the Blue Jays this season.
"Guys came out and swung the bats well and kind of it seemed took the life out of them a little bit and we were able to take advantage of that," said Lester. "I don't think I've ever really seen a stretch like these past nine games that we've been playing as far as scoring runs and the way our pitchers have been throwing the ball."
After scoring seven runs in the fifth inning Saturday, Boston scored six more in the fifth in the series finale.
The first seven Red Sox in the inning all reached base, the first five against Drabek.
Jacoby Ellsbury singled to start it before Pedroia homered to extend Boston's lead to 5-1. Gonzalez doubled and Youkilis walked ahead of Ortiz. Big Papi then hit his 17th home run of the season and fourth in six games.
"I'm not thinking about anything right now, trying to keep my mind clean, as clean as day and play," Ortiz said.
With Ortiz's homer, Drabek was done after four-plus innings. Drabek (4-5) gave up eight runs, seven hits and four walks.
The 23-year-old threw just 45 of his 91 pitches for strikes as his ERA jumped 4.98 to 5.70.
Little changed after reliever Luis Perez took over for the Blue Jays. The left-hander who had not allowed a run in 12 2-3 innings gave up an RBI single to Marco Scutaro.
Youkilis, Ortiz and Jarrod Saltalamacchia each added RBI doubles off Perez in the sixth that pushed Boston's lead to 12-1.
Gonzalez connected in the first for his 13th home run. The American League RBI leader has driven in at least one run in nine consecutive games, extending his new career-high and setting a new season-best mark for the AL.
Gonzalez also had an RBI groundout.
Youkilis capped the scoring with his ninth home run of the season, off Blue Jays closer Jon Rauch.
Lester retired the first 11 batters he faced before Bautista trimmed Boston's lead to 3-1 with his 21st home run of the season.
Notes: Ortiz interrupted Red Sox manager Terry Francona's morning meeting with the media to give the manager a pair of Boston Bruins hats to try on. The Bruins are playing in the NHL's Stanley Cup Finals against the Vancouver Canucks. ... The Baltimore Orioles announced Chris Jakubauskas will start Tuesday's opener of their three-game series at Toronto.