The first baseman hit two more home runs Wednesday to back a good start by Andrew Miller, and Boston claimed another lopsided victory, 6-0, in its series finale against Texas.
Gonzalez hit five home runs and drove in eight runs during the final three games of the series, all Red Sox wins. Moreover, they were blowouts. Boston outscored Texas 30-7 in the final three games of the set after being shut out in the opener.
Gonzalez's power surge made up for lost time -- prior to this series, he hadn't homered since July 30 -- and also kept Boston atop the AL East. The Red Sox maintained their one-game lead over the Yankees, who hit three grand slams in a 22-9 victory against Oakland on Thursday.