Bartolo Colon Loses Perfect Game In Eighth Inning

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Colon took a ideal game into the eighth inning before doling out a walk and then allowing a double to Josh Reddick. Updates with Colon walking leadoff hitter in eighth inning.

While nobody expected Colon to flirt with perfection Sunday night, his work on the mound continued what has been a solid start to his Rangers career.

Texas Rangers starting pitcher Bartolo Colon did not allow a baserunner through seven innings against the defending champion Houston Astros on Sunday night.

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Two outs later, Colon was pulled with the score tied at 1. In the eighth, Colon walked Astros slugger Carlos Correa on five pitches before allowing a sharp double to Josh Reddick to break up the no-hit bid. A fan favorite all around the majors, he is on his ninth team in the past 11 seasons.

The Rangers removed Colon after throwing 7.2 innings.

Going into the eighth, Texas led 1-0 on a home run by Robinson Chirinos off Astros ace Justin Verlander in the third, the only hit of the game to that point.

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