Bartolo Colon Loses Perfect Game In Eighth Inning

At 44 years and 326 days old, Big Sexy would have been the oldest pitcher in history to record a ideal game or a no-hitter.

Update (10:04 PM ET): The ideal game bid is over, but the no-hit bid is still alive.

Update (9:49 PM ET): Colon is flawless through seven innings. Not that it matters.

The Rangers removed Colon after throwing 7.2 innings.

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. He allowed one earned run on one hit and struck out seven batters.

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Chirinos clubbed a solo home run off of Justin Verlander to get the Rangers on the board in the third inning, the lone hit that the Rangers would tally in eight innings against the Astros' hurler. The Astros were last victims of a no-hitter when the Giants' Matt Cain threw a ideal game on June 13, 2012.

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. There have been only 23 official ideal games in baseball history.

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