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Josh Reddick doubled down the left field line after Correa walked, putting runners on second and third with no outs to begin the eighth.

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 previous year.

At 44 years and 326 days old, Big Sexy would have been the oldest pitcher in history to record a flawless game or a no-hitter. Verlander has fanned nine through seven innings.

Colon threw 96 pitches, 66 for strikes. Not that it matters.

Texas Rangers starting pitcher Bartolo Colon may have failed in his no-hit bid Sunday night against the Houston Astros, but he made history nonetheless.

Rangers starter Bartolo Colon has seen 18 Astros come to the plate and has sent all 18 of them back to the dugout unhappy. He allowed one earned run on one hit and struck out seven batters.

Verlander allowed just one run on a solo shot from Robinson Chirinos in the third inning.

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



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