CLEVELAND - Carl Crawford finally had the kind of game the Red Sox and Boston's ultra-demanding fans have been waiting for.

Crawford, who has struggled in his first two months with Boston, went 4 for 4 with two doubles, three runs, and two RBIs before being pulled, and the Red Sox bludgeoned Cleveland's Mitch Talbot for seven runs in the first inning in a 14-2 rout Wednesday.

"I definitely feel better than I did before," said Crawford, who signed a seven-year, $142 million free-agent contract in December but hasn't played up to it through April and much of May. "It feels nice to contribute to a game where everyone contributes."

Dustin Pedroia hit a two-run homer in Boston's eruption in the first off Talbot (1-1), who came off the disabled list to make his first start since April 11.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a three-run homer, David Ortiz added an estimated 431-foot solo shot, that looked even longer, and the Red Sox got a season-high 20 hits in the series finale to win two of three from the Indians, who have baseball's best record.

Boston, now playing as many had predicted, has won 10 of 12.

"It's good," said starter Jon Lester, who coasted to his seventh win. "We had three good starts, and they beat us on the first night in the eighth inning. Obviously, it's good for us to come in here and do this and keep moving and playing well."

Especially for Crawford, who had not gotten more than two hits in a game for Boston.

Because of his slow start, the speedy leadoff hitter was dropped all the way to No. 8 in the loaded Red Sox lineup by manager Terry Francona. However, Crawford has been heating up and went 6 of 11 with six runs, two doubles, and three RBIs in the series.

Lester (7-1) allowed three hits in six shutout innings and won his seventh straight decision. He gave up a pair of singles in the first before retiring 15 straight.

Red Sox 14, Indians 2

Boston 701 105 000 – 14 20 0

Cleveland 000 000 020 – 2 7 2

Boston AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Ellsbury cf 4   1   3   1   2   0   .295

Pedroia 2b 6   1   2   3   0   1   .249

Ad.Gonzalez 1b 6   1   2   1   0   1   .340

Ortiz dh 6   1   2   1   0   0   .303

Lowrie ss 5   2   0   0   1   0   .300

Crawford lf 4   3   4   2   0   0   .229

D.McDonald lf 1   0   0   0   0   0   .143

Saltalamacchia c 4   2   2   3   1   0   .240

Cameron rf 4   1   2   1   0   1   .170

Sutton 3b 5   2   3   1   0   0   .333

Totals 45   14   20   13   4   3   

Cleveland AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Brantley cf 2   0   0   0   0   2   .286

a-Carrera ph-cf 2   0   0   0   0   2   .250

A.Cabrera ss 3   0   1   0   0   0   .306

O.Cabrera 2b 1   0   0   0   0   0   .262

Choo rf 2   0   1   0   1   1   .247

1-T.Buck pr-rf 1   1   1   0   0   0   .263

Duncan dh 4   0   2   2   0   0   .233

LaPorta 1b 4   0   0   0   0   1   .255

Kearns lf 3   0   0   0   0   1   .200

Hannahan 3b 4   0   1   0   0   0   .237

Marson c 4   0   0   0   0   3   .222

Everett 2b-ss 3   1   1   0   0   0   .281

Totals 33   2   7   2   1   10   

a-struck out for Brantley in the 6th.1-ran for Choo in the 6th. E: Choo 2 (3). LOB: Boston 9, Cleveland 6. 2B: Ellsbury (15), Crawford 2 (9), Cameron (1), Sutton 2 (2), A.Cabrera (11), T.Buck (4), Hannahan (6). HR: Pedroia (3), off Talbot; Crawford (3), off Herrmann; Ortiz (10), off Herrmann; Saltalamacchia (4), off Herrmann. RBIs: Ellsbury (23), Pedroia 3 (14), Ad.Gonzalez (43), Ortiz (23), Crawford 2 (16), Saltalamacchia 3 (15), Cameron (6), Sutton (1), Duncan 2 (13). SB: Ellsbury (17). SF: Cameron. RLSP: Boston 6 (Ad.Gonzalez 3, Cameron, Ortiz, Pedroia); Cleveland 3 (LaPorta, Duncan, Marson). GI DP: Ortiz, Hannahan. DP: Boston 1 (Lowrie, Pedroia, Ad.Gonzalez); Cleveland 1 (Everett, A.Cabrera, LaPorta).

Boston IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Lester (W 7-1) 6   3   0   0   1   7   97   3.36

Wheeler 1   1   0   0   0   1   14   9.24

F.Morales 1   3   2   2   0   1   24   6.00

Atchison 1   0   0   0   0   1   10   3.86

Cleveland IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Talbot (L 1-1) 3   12   8   8   2   1   74   5.87

Herrmann 21/3   6   6   6   1   1   56   11.42

Durbin 2/3   1   0   0   0   1   13   4.66

Sipp 1   0   0   0   0   0   7   1.27

J.Smith 1   1   0   0   1   0   19   2.03

Pestano 1   0   0   0   0   0   6   1.47

IR-S: Durbin 1-1. HBP: by Atchison (Kearns). Umpires: Home, David Rackley; first, Bruce Dreckman; second, Paul Emmel; third, Rob Drake.

T: 3:02. A: 26,408 (43,441).

Rangers 2, White Sox 1

ARLINGTON, Texas - C.J. Wilson pitched into the seventh inning, and Ian Kinsler singled in the deciding run in the third inning in Texas' victory over Chicago.

Wilson (5-3) gave up one run and five hits in 61/3 innings to help the Rangers win for the third time in four games. The lefthander struck out five.

Neftali Feliz allowed consecutive one-out walks in the ninth before getting his 10th save in 12 chances.

Gavin Floyd (5-4) allowed two runs and three hits in seven-plus innings.

Chicago 000 000 100 – 1 6 1

Texas 002 000 00x – 2 3 0

Chicago AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Pierre lf 4   0   1   0   0   0   .260

Al.Ramirez ss 4   1   1   0   0   0   .274

Quentin dh 3   0   1   0   1   1   .266

Konerko 1b 3   0   1   1   1   1   .299

1-Vizquel pr 0   0   0   0   0   0   .316

Rios cf 4   0   0   0   0   0   .206

R.Castro c 2   0   0   0   0   1   .200

a-Pierzynski ph-c 1   0   0   0   1   0   .263

Lillibridge rf 2   0   0   0   0   0   .283

Beckham 2b 3   0   2   0   0   1   .236

Morel 3b 2   0   0   0   0   1   .231

b-A.Dunn ph 1   0   0   0   0   1   .191

McPherson 3b 0   0   0   0   0   0   .182

Totals 29   1   6   1   3   6   

Texas AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Kinsler 2b 4   0   1   1   0   0   .238

Andrus ss 4   0   0   0   0   3   .263

J.Hamilton dh 3   0   0   0   0   0   .353

Mi.Young 1b 3   0   0   0   0   1   .340

Gentry cf 0   0   0   0   0   0   .188

A.Beltre 3b 3   0   0   0   0   0   .251

N.Cruz lf-rf 3   0   0   0   0   1   .214

Dav.Murphy cf-lf 3   1   0   0   0   0   .232

Torrealba c 2   1   1   0   1   1   .217

Moreland rf-1b 2   0   1   1   0   0   .282

Totals 27   2   3   2   1   6   

a-walked for R.Castro in the 8th. b-struck out for Morel in the 8th.1-ran for Konerko in the 9th. E: Beckham (1). LOB: Chicago 5, Texas 3. 2B: Torrealba (7). RBIs: Konerko (37), Kinsler (18), Moreland (16). SB: Kinsler (10). S: Lillibridge. SF: Moreland. RLSP: Chicago 3 (Rios, Pierre, Pierzynski); Texas 1 (J.Hamilton). RA: Andrus. GIDP: Al.Ramirez, Rios, Morel. DP: Texas 3 (A.Beltre, Kinsler, Mi.Young), (Andrus, Kinsler, Mi.Young), (Kinsler, Andrus, Mi.Young).

Chicago IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Floyd (L 5-4) 7   3   2   1   1   5   110   3.61

Sale 1/3   0   0   0   0   0   1   6.35

T.Pena 2/3   0   0   0   0   1   11   6.05

Texas IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Wilson (W 5-3) 61/3   5   1   1   0   5   103   3.25

M.Lowe (H 3) 1   1   0   0   1   0   13   4.50

D.Oliver (H 7) 2/3   0   0   0   0   1   9   2.84

Feliz (S 10-12) 1   0   0   0   2   0   18   1.13

Floyd pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. IR-S: Sale 1-0, T.Pena 1-0, M.Lowe 2-0, D.Oliver 2-0. Umpires: Home, Marvin Hudson; first, Ted Barrett; second, Brian Runge; third, Tim McClelland.

T: 2:39. A: 32,382 (49,170).

Mariners 3, Twins 0

MINNEAPOLIS - Erik Bedard threw six shutout innings, and Franklin Gutierrez hit his first home run of the season to help Seattle beat Minnesota.

David Pauley threw two scoreless innings in relief, Brandon League pitched a perfect ninth for his 12th save in 15 attempts, and the Twins managed only seven singles on their way to their fifth shutout loss of the season. They have the worst record in the majors at 16-32 and the fewest runs with 164.

Bedard (3-4) stretched his scoreless-innings streak to 14. The Canadian lefthander, sidelined last season because of a shoulder injury, allowed six hits and one walk and struck out four.

Brian Duensing (2-5) allowed four hits and all three runs in seven innings.

Seattle 020 100 000 – 3 5 0

Minnesota 000 000 000 – 0 7 0

Seattle AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

I.Suzuki rf 4   0   0   0   0   2   .281

Figgins 3b 4   0   0   0   0   1   .202

Smoak dh 3   0   0   0   1   1   .263

Olivo c 4   0   0   0   0   2   .229

F.Gutierrez cf 3   2   2   1   1   0   .238

A.Kennedy 1b 4   1   1   1   0   1   .272

M.Wilson lf 3   0   0   0   0   0   .167

M.Saunders lf 1   0   0   0   0   1   .175

Ryan ss 3   0   2   1   0   0   .260

Ja.Wilson 2b 2   0   0   0   1   0   .247

Totals 31   3   5   3   3   8   

Minnesota AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Span cf 4   0   0   0   0   0   .295

Tolbert ss 4   0   1   0   0   0   .162

Kubel rf 4   0   0   0   0   1   .306

Morneau 1b 4   0   1   0   0   1   .230

D.Young lf 4   0   0   0   0   2   .216

Thome dh 3   0   1   0   1   0   .231

Valencia 3b 4   0   1   0   0   1   .222

Butera c 3   0   1   0   0   1   .122

A.Casilla 2b 3   0   2   0   0   0   .215

Totals 33   0   7   0   1   6   

LOB: Seattle 4, Minnesota 7. 2B: A.Kennedy (7). 3B: Ryan (1). HR: F.Gutierrez (1), off Duensing. RBIs: F.Gutierrez (2), A.Kennedy (12), Ryan (14). CS: F.Gutierrez (1). RLSP: Seattle 1 (I.Suzuki); Minnesota 4 (Tolbert, Valencia, Kubel 2). RA: M.Wilson, Span 2. GIDP: Kubel. DP: Seattle 1 (Ryan, Ja.Wilson, A.Kennedy).

Seattle IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Bedard (W 3-4) 6   6   0   0   1   4   96   3.48

Pauley (H 3) 2   1   0   0   0   1   24   0.95

League (S 12-15) 1   0   0   0   0   1   13   5.85

Minnesota IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Duensing (L 2-5) 7   4   3   3   3   6   111   4.83

Al.Burnett 1   1   0   0   0   1   15   5.68

D.Hughes 1   0   0   0   0   1   11   8.53

Al.Burnett pitched to 1 batter in the 9th. IR-S: D.Hughes 1-0. Umpires: Home, Alfonso Marquez; first, Ed Hickox; second, Ed Rapuano; third, Brian O'Nora. T: 2:30. A: 38,860 (39,500).

Yankees 7, Blue Jays 3

NEW YORK - Andruw Jones hit a pair of two-run home runs, Mark Teixeira also hit a two-run shot, and Mariano Rivera made a milestone appearance in New York's victory over Toronto.

Rivera pitched the ninth inning in a non-save situation, the 1,000th game he has played for the Yankees. The 11-time all-star closer became the first player in major-league history to reach the plateau for one team, and the 15th to make it overall.

Toronto 000 001 200 – 3 10 2

New York 122 002 00x – 7 9 0

Toronto AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Y.Escobar ss 4   0   1   0   0   0   .284

1-J.McDonald pr-ss 0   0   0   0   0   0   .196

b-Arencibia ph 1   0   0   0   0   1   .250

C.Patterson lf 4   1   1   0   0   1   .269

Bautista rf 3   0   1   0   0   0   .342

J.Rivera 1b 4   0   1   1   0   1   .235

J.Molina c 3   0   0   0   1   2   .296

A.Hill 2b 4   1   2   0   0   0   .250

E.Thames dh 4   1   2   1   0   0   .300

R.Davis cf 4   0   2   0   0   1   .267

J.Nix 3b 3   0   0   1   0   0   .177

a-Encarnacion ph 1   0   0   0   0   0   .237

Totals 35   3   10   3   1   6   

New York AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Jeter ss 3   1   1   0   2   0   .255

Granderson cf 4   1   2   1   0   0   .280

Teixeira 1b 5   1   1   2   0   0   .253

Al.Rodriguez dh 4   0   1   0   0   1   .287

Cano 2b 4   0   1   0   0   0   .279

Martin c 2   1   0   0   2   0   .266

Swisher rf 3   1   0   0   1   1   .204

Gardner lf 0   0   0   0   0   0   .270

An.Jones lf 3   2   3   4   0   0   .240

Dickerson lf-rf 1   0   0   0   0   1   .308

E.Nunez 3b 4   0   0   0   0   0   .250

Totals 33   7   9   7   5   3   

a-flied out for J.Nix in the 9th. b-struck out for Jo.McDonald in the 9th.1-ran for Y.Escobar in the 7th. E: J.Molina (1), A.Hill (1). LOB: Toronto 7, New York 8. 2B: C.Patterson (13), E.Thames (2), R.Davis (5), Jeter (5), Granderson 2 (7). 3B: Y.Escobar (3). HR: An.Jones (3), off Jo-.Reyes; Teixeira (13), off Jo-.Reyes; An.Jones (4), off L.Perez. RBIs: J.Rivera (14), E.Thames (4), J.Nix (6), Granderson (36), Teixeira 2 (32), An.Jones 4 (7). SB: R.Davis (13), Al.Rodriguez (2), Cano (4), Martin (4). CS: Bautista (2). RLSP: Toronto 3 (J.Rivera, J.Nix, C.Patterson); New York 5 (Swisher, Granderson, Teixeira, Dickerson 2). RA: J.Nix, Jeter. GIDP: J.Rivera. DP: Toronto 1 (Bautista, J.Rivera, Y.Escobar); New York 1 (Jeter, Cano, Teixeira).

Toronto IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Jo-.Reyes (L 0-4) 3   5   5   5   2   0   59   4.70

L.Perez 4   4   2   2   2   3   64   5.87

Camp 1   0   0   0   1   0   17   1.90

New York IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Garcia (W 3-4) 61/3   8   3   3   0   4   91   3.26

Robertson 2/3   0   0   0   0   1   4   1.42

Chamberlain 1   1   0   0   1   0   15   3.33

Ma.Rivera 1   1   0   0   0   1   12   1.71

IR-S: Robertson 1-0. HBP: by L.Perez (Granderson), by F.Garcia (Bautista). WP: Jo-.Reyes. Umpires: Home, Wally Bell; first, Laz Diaz; second, Scott Barry; third, John Hirschbeck.

T: 2:41. A: 43,201 (50,291).

Orioles 9, Royals 2

BALTIMORE - Adam Jones had two hits and two RBIs in an eight-run fourth inning, and Baltimore beat Kansas City for its fourth consecutive victory.

Baltimore sent 13 batters to the plate in the fourth against Luke Hochevar (3-5), who yielded six hits, walked three, and threw a wild pitch. It was the Orioles' biggest inning since an eight-run sixth against Washington on June 26, 2009. Jones hit a game-ending home run Tuesday night.

Jake Arrieta (6-2) allowed two runs and five hits in six innings, striking out seven and walking three.

Melky Cabrera homered for the Royals. Kansas City has lost four in a row and nine of 11 and is 5-13 on the road, the worst record in the majors.

Kansas City 000 020 000 – 2 7 1

Baltimore 000 800 01x – 9 9 1

Kansas City AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Gordon lf 5   0   1   0   0   4   .281

Me.Cabrera cf 3   1   2   2   0   0   .281

Hosmer 1b 4   0   1   0   0   1   .279

Francoeur rf 4   0   0   0   0   1   .279

Butler dh 3   0   2   0   1   0   .296

Betemit 3b 4   0   1   0   0   2   .308

Treanor c 4   0   0   0   0   1   .218

Getz 2b 2   1   0   0   2   1   .228

A.Escobar ss 4   0   0   0   0   0   .222

Totals 33   2   7   2   3   10   

Baltimore AB   R   H   BI   BB   SO   Avg.   

Pie lf 4   1   1   1   0   1   .250

Ad.Jones cf 4   1   2   2   0   0   .297

Markakis rf 4   1   1   0   0   0   .259

Guerrero dh 4   0   1   1   0   0   .306

Wieters c 3   1   0   0   1   0   .267

Scott 1b 4   1   2   1   0   0   .244

Mar.Reynolds 3b 3   2   1   1   1   0   .194

Hardy ss 4   1   1   1   0   0   .239

R.Adams 2b 3   1   0   0   1   1   .143

Totals 33   9   9   7   3   2   

E: A.Escobar (3), Mar.Reynolds (8). LOB: Kansas City 8, Baltimore 3. 2B: Gordon (16), Ad.Jones (10), Scott (7). HR: Me.Cabrera (6), off Arrieta; Mar.Reynolds (6), off Tejeda. RBIs: Me.Cabrera 2 (29), Pie (4), Ad.Jones 2 (28), Guerrero (20), Scott (19), Mar.Reynolds (21), Hardy (12). S: Me.Cabrera. RLSP: Kansas City 4 (A.Escobar, Francoeur 2, Getz); Baltimore 1 (Wieters). RA: Treanor, A.Escobar, Guerrero. GIDP: Treanor, Wieters. DP: Kansas City 1 (A.Escobar, Getz, Hosmer); Baltimore 1 (Arrieta, Hardy, Scott).

Kansas City IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Hochevar (L 3-5) 7   8   8   7   3   1   105   4.81

Tejeda 1   1   1   1   0   1   16   6.14

Baltimore IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Arrieta (W 6-2) 6   5   2   2   3   7   106   4.57

Ji.Johnson 2   2   0   0   0   2   31   3.21

M.Gonzalez 1   0   0   0   0   1   10   8.04

WP: Hochevar. Umpires: Home, Andy Fletcher; first, Chris Conroy; second, Mike DiMuro; third, Gary Cederstrom.

T: 2:29. A: 15,740 (45,438).