Bartolo Colon Loses Perfect Game In Eighth Inning

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

Colon lost his flawless game with a walk to Carlos Correa to open the eighth inning, and Josh Reddick got Houston's first hit with a double one batter later. Updates with Colon giving up first hit. He was embraced by teammates and coaches upon returning to the dugout. Nolan Ryan was also 44 when he threw a no-hitter, but over 150 days younger. He struck out 11 batters, but 44-year-old Colon was better. 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. In the third inning, Colon struck out Marwin Gonzalez and Derek Fisher to keep his ideal game bid alive.

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Bartolo Colon almost recorded a ideal game Sunday.

Two outs later, Colon was pulled with the score tied at 1.

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Prior to Sunday, Colon's longest no-hit bid throughout his 21-year career came with the Indians on September 18, 2000, when he held the Yankees hitless for 7.1 innings.

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