With AP Photos.Bartolo Colon has 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. Updates with Colon giving up first hit. Colon finally lost the ideal game when he walked Astros' young star Carlos Correa to lead off the bottom of the eighth. He was embraced by teammates and coaches upon returning to the dugout.
Nolan Ryan (44 years, 90 days) is the oldest player to throw a no-hitter and Randy Johnson (40 years, 252 days) is the oldest player to throw a ideal game.
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.
The beefy Colon - he has added about 100 pounds since his rookie season - struck out seven.
Bartolo Colon almost recorded a ideal game Sunday. The Rangers would go on to beat the Astros, 3-1, in 10 innings.
Two outs later, Colon was pulled with the score tied at 1.
Colon has played for 11 teams, including the Cleveland Indians, Montreal Expos, Chicago White Sox, New York Yankees, Los Angeles Angels, Oakland Athletics, Boston Red Sox, New York Mets and Atlanta Braves.
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.