BC-BBA-Rangers-Colon-No-Hitter Alert, 186Colon loses no-hit bid for Rangers in 8th vs AstrosAP Photo TXMW104Eds: APNewsNow. With AP Photos.Bartolo Colon has walked Carlos Correa leading off the eighth inning, the first baserunner allowed by the Texas Rangers right-hander against the World Series champion Houston Astros.
Nolan Ryan, who threw a record seven no-hitters, threw one in 1991 at the age of 44 years, 90 days, and also threw one a year earlier.
Bartolo Colon lost his bid for a no-hitter against the World Series champion Houston Astros when Josh Reddick doubled with nobody out in the eighth inning Sunday night. Updates with Colon flawless through seven innings.
The 44-year-old Colon was working on a flawless game for the Texas Rangers on Sunday night before walking Carlos Correa on a 3-1 pitch to start the eighth.
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. The 44-year-old Colon has struck out seven and thrown 83 pitches, 59 for strikes.
In a true pitchers' duel, Astros ace Justin Verlander had allowed just one run off one hit with 11 strikeouts through eight innings.