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

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

Texas Rangers starting pitcher Bartolo Colon carried a flawless game into the eighth inning against the Houston Astros on Sunday.

Bartolo Colon has walked Carlos Correa leading off the eighth inning, the first baserunner allowed by the Texas Rangers right-hander against the World Series champion Houston Astros.

BC-BBA-Rangers-Colon-No-Hitter Alert, 186Colon loses no-hit bid for Rangers in 8th vs AstrosAP Photo TXMW104Eds: APNewsNow. Nolan Ryan was also 44 when he threw a no-hitter, but over 150 days younger.

Colon's longest no-hit bid came with the Cleveland Indians on September 18, 2000, when he held the New York Yankees hitless for 7 1/3 innings.

The 44-year-old Colon is still working on a no-hitter Sunday night.

Colon, 44, would have become the oldest Major League Baseball pitcher to throw a no-hitter.

Correa ended up coming around to score to tie the game at 1-1, and Colon left after 7⅔ innings and 96 pitches while lowering his ERA on the season to 1.45. His longest no-hit bid came with the Cleveland Indians on September 18, 2000, when he held the New York Yankees hitless for 7 1/3 innings.

The Rangers lead 1-0 courtesy a solo home run from catcher Robinson Chirinos.

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