Bartolo Colon Loses Perfect Game In Eighth Inning

Rangers' Bartolo Colon Perfect Through Seven Innings, Finishes With One-Hit Allowed Against Astros

Colon struck out seven and gave up one earned run through 7.2 innings. The 44-year-old Colon was working on a flawless game for the Texas Rangers before walking Carlos Correa on a 3-1 pitch to start the eighth. Colon lost his no-hit bid the following at-bat when Josh Reddick smacked a double to right field on an 0-2 count.

Bartolo Colon almost recorded a ideal game Sunday. Verlander has fanned nine through seven innings.

The Rangers removed Colon after throwing 7.2 innings.

Texas Rangers starting pitcher Bartolo Colon may have failed in his no-hit bid Sunday night against the Houston Astros, but he made history nonetheless.

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If Colon is able to hold the Astros hitless the rest of the way, he'll become the first Ranger to throw a no-hitter since Kenny Rogers tossed a ideal game against the California Angels on July 28, 1994.

We'll keep you updated as Colon attempts to make history as the oldest pitcher to throw a no-hitter (let alone a ideal game).

Texas leads 1-0 on a home run by Robinson Chirinos off Astros ace Justin Verlander in the third, the only hit of the game. There have been only 23 official ideal games in baseball history.

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