A.J. Pierzynski hit a three-run homer, Mitch Moreland had a solo shot, and the Rangers beat the Mariners 8-3 on Monday night for their sixth win in eight games.
Elvis Andrus hit a tie-breaking, two-run double in the seventh inning as the Rangers beat the Red Sox 3-2 on Wednesday, a day after getting thumped by Boston 17-5.
The Texas Rangers purchased the reliever’s contract from Triple-A Round Rock before Tuesday night’s game against Oakland. Cotts had ligament replacement surgery in 2009.
Left-hander Neal Cotts has agreed to a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers. The team announced the signing on Monday.