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Colon is ideal through 7 before Rangers win in 10

Colon is ideal through 7 before Rangers win in 10

Update (10:07 PM ET): Aaand it's over.

Then, right fielder Josh Reddick blew that up, doubling into right field on an 0-2 count to put the no-hitter to bed and crush nearly all our hopes.

Update (10:04 PM ET): The ideal game bid is over, but the no-hit bid is still 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 beefy Colon struck out seven. He got George Springer and Alex Bregman to ground out, then Jose Altuve lined out to center field to end the inning.

Colon threw 96 pitches, 66 for strikes.

Rangers starter Bartolo Colon has seen 18 Astros come to the plate and has sent all 18 of them back to the dugout unhappy.




Bartolo Colon almost recorded a flawless game Sunday.

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.

HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 14: Isiah Kiner-Falefa #9 of the Texas Rangers congratulates Shin-Soo Choo #17 after defeating the Houston Astros 6-5 in the tenth inning at Minute Maid Park on April 14, 2018 in Houston, Texas.

Verlander finished with 11 strikeouts in eight innings, permitting just one hit, one run and one walk.

The Astros rejoiced, while some on Twitter realized they might have just jinxed the ideal game.


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