Updates with Colon giving up first hit.
Texas Rangers starting pitcher Bartolo Colon did not allow a baserunner through seven innings against the defending champion Houston Astros on Sunday night. He was embraced by teammates and coaches upon returning to the dugout. In the third inning, Colon struck out Marwin Gonzalez and Derek Fisher to keep his flawless game bid alive. Still, Colon (44 years old) is the oldest pitcher to have a no-hitter in the eighth inning, according to the Dallas Morning News' Evan Grant. The Rangers would go on to beat the Astros, 3-1, in 10 innings.
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Colon signed a 1-year, minor league deal with the Rangers this past offseason.
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. Despite Colon being a fan favorite in Flushing, the Mets didn't consider bringing Big Sexy back to Citi Field.
Colon signed a minor-league contract with Texas in February after finishing with a 7-14 record and 6.48 ERA between the Atlanta Braves and Minnesota Twins a year ago.