Bartolo Colon Loses Perfect Game In Eighth Inning

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Bartolo Colon, who turns 45 next month, flirted with history Sunday night, taking a flawless game into the eighth inning against the World Series champion Houston Astros. Updates with Colon giving up first hit.

Colon took a flawless game into the eighth inning before doling out a walk and then allowing a double to Josh Reddick. He was embraced by teammates and coaches upon returning to the dugout.

Everyone's favorite 44-year-old athlete put together an unbelievable performance in front of a national audience on Sunday Night Baseball, against the defending champions.

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 almost recorded a flawless game Sunday. He struck out 11 batters, but 44-year-old Colon was better.

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

Prior to Sunday, Colon's longest no-hit bid throughout his 21-year career came with the Indians on September 18, 2000, when he held the Yankees hitless for 7.1 innings. Despite Colon being a fan favorite in Flushing, the Mets didn't consider bringing Big Sexy back to Citi Field.

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 past year.

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