Bartolo Colon Loses Perfect Game In Eighth Inning

Annette Crawford
April 16, 2018

HOUSTON (AP) - Bartolo Colon carried a flawless game into the eighth inning and Robinson Chirinos drove in all three runs for the Texas Rangers during their 3-1 victory over the Houston Astros in 10 innings Sunday night. Colon lost his no-hit bid the following at-bat when Josh Reddick smacked a double to right field on an 0-2 count.

Colon has struck out seven on 83 pitches.

Colon was masterful with his comeback two-seamer on the night, and didn't really throw much else but the fastball.

Colon was pulled two outs later after giving up a SAC fly to lose his shutout as well. Mitch Moreland also had three hits for the Red Sox, who completed a three-game sweep of the shortened series and improved to a major league-best 13-2 under new manager Alex Cora.

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

Aaron Altherr hit a three-run homer, Scott Kingery had a three-run double and Philadelphia won its sixth in a row.

Keone Kela (2-0) tossed a scoreless ninth for the win.

The beefy Colon struck out seven.

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.

On his way from the mound to the dugout, the good-humored Colon gestured toward Reddick at third base with a quick flick of his hand.

Colon finished the game with a line of 7.2 innings pitched, seven strikeouts, one hit, one walk and one earned run.

Houston has lost four of five since starting the season 9-2. But the Dodgers swept Arizona 3-0 past year in the NL Division Series.

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