Carlos Quentin had his first three-homer game as a major leaguer and the Chicago White Sox took the middle game of their series with the Texas Rangers, 8-6.
Despite the loss, Texas retained its 1/2 game lead in the West, as the Angels were dominated by Oakland, 6-1. Chicago, winners in six of their last eight games, still have plenty of work ahead of them. They trail the Indians by nine games in the AL Central.
The White Sox and Rangers complete their series on Wednesday afternoon. Chicago will head off to Toronto for three games and then three more at Boston to finish out the month of May. The Rangers will host Kansas City for three games after a day off Thursday.
Gonzalez belted two home runs in Colorado's 12-2 win over the Diamondbacks, a solo shot in the 4th inning and a two-run blast in the 7th. He also walked and scored a run in the 5th inning and drove in another on a fielder's choice in the 6th.
The Rockies dropped the nightcap, 5-2. Gonzalez has hit safely in eight of his last nine games, raising his batting average, from horrible (.234), to only slightly embarrassing (.251). Over that nine-game span, however, the Colorado outfielder has hit four homers and driven in 11 runs.