BOSTON, June 5 (UPI) -- Alexi Ogando
came off the disabled list to cool off Boston Wednesday and help Texas edge the Red Sox 3-2.
One night after allowing Boston 17 runs on 19 hits, the Rangers ended the Red Sox' winning streak at three games.
Ogando had been on the DL since May 16 with soreness in the bicep of his throwing arm, but he struck out six Red Sox over 5 2/3 innings while limiting them to a run on three hits.
Neal Cotts (1-0) relieved Ogando in the sixth and retired the only batter he faced, thus picking up his first major league victory in seven years. That win, one of 11 in his career, came while he was with the Chicago White Sox.
Adrian Beltre homered for Texas in the fourth, but Boston tied it in the sixth on a solo shot from Dustin Pedroia.
The Rangers took the lead for good on a two-run double by Elvis Andrus in the seventh. Joe Nathan needed just six pitches to retire the side in the ninth for his 18th save.
Craig Breslow (2-1) took the loss, retiring only one batter in the seventh after coming on in relief of starter John Lackey.
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