Juan Gonzalez hit a three-run homer and Tom Goodwin had four of the Rangers' 19 hits last night as visiting Texas hammered Cleveland pitching again in a 15-4 rout of the Indians.

Aaron Sele (13-7), staked to a 6-0 lead before his first pitch, coasted to his sixth win in seven decisions. The right-hander allowed all four runs and seven hits in seven innings.

Texas, which rallied for a 13-5 win Monday night, is the first team to reach double digits in consecutive games against Cleveland since Seattle on April 8-9, 1997.

"The last two games have not been pretty," Indians Manager Mike Hargrove said. "Giving up 28 runs is not exactly something you strive for."

Texas maintained a 5 1/2-game lead in the American League West over second-place Oakland, which routed Boston 12-1.

Mark Langston (1-2) lasted just one inning, allowing six runs -- five earned -- and six hits.

Carlos Baerga, re-signed by Cleveland on Monday, hit a two-run homer in the sixth. Rafael Palmeiro hit his 32nd homer for Texas, which has 17 homers in its last five games.

ATHLETICS 12, RED SOX 1: In Boston, Miguel Tejada's three-run homer helped Oakland move one game behind the Red Sox in the wild card race. Ben Grieve and Scott Spiezio also homered as Oakland knocked out Bret Saberhagen after two innings. Gil Heredia (10-5) turned in the first nine-inning complete game of his career.

YANKEES 5, ROYALS 2: Jorge Posada and Derek Jeter singled home runs in a four-run seventh inning that sparked New York at home.

MARINERS 8, BLUE JAYS 5: Edgar Martinez homered twice and Ken Griffey Jr. hit his league-leading 37th as visiting Seattle extended Toronto's losing streak to a season-high six. The Blue Jays remained 2 1/2 games behind Boston in the wild card race.

TIGERS 3, DEVIL RAYS 1: Dave Mlicki won his third straight start and Dean Palmer homered for Detroit at home.

WHITE SOX 4, ANGELS 3: Frank Thomas singled home a run in the 12th inning to lift Chicago at home. Paul Konerko homered in the ninth off the Angels' Troy Percival to send the game to extra innings.