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Colon loses perfect game, no-hitter in eighth.

Byline: Associated Press

HOUSTON -- 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.

The 44-year-old Colon was working on a perfect game for the Texas Rangers before walking Carlos Correa on a 3-1 pitch to start the eighth. Reddick then lined an 0-2 delivery down the right-field line, putting runners at second and third.

Opposing fans in Houston gave Colon a standing ovation, and he clapped his bare hand softly against the outside of his glove.

Two outs later, Colon was removed with the score tied at 1. He struck out seven and ended up with a no-decision.

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

Colon threw 96 pitches, 66 for strikes. A fan favorite all around the majors, the beefy right-hander is on his ninth team in his last 11 seasons.

Colon's longest no-hit bid came with the Cleveland Indians on Sept. 18, 2000, when he held the New York Yankees hitless for 7? innings. He finished with a one-hitter in a 2-0 win at Yankee Stadium.

Texas ended up winning the game 3-1 in 10 innings.

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Title Annotation:Sports
Publication:Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Geographic Code:1U7TX
Date:Apr 16, 2018
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