HOUSTON |Colon perfect through 7 innings for Rangers vs Astros,

HOUSTON | April 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Bartolo Colon is pitching a perfect game through seven innings for the Texas Rangers against the World Series champion Houston Astros.

The 44-year-old Colon has struck out seven and thrown 83 pitches, 59 for strikes. He went to an 0-2 count against 10 of the first 18 batters he faced.

The beefy Colon, a fan favorite all around the majors, is on his ninth team in the last 11 seasons.

Texas leads 1-0 on a home run by Robinson Chirinos off Astros ace Justin Verlander in the third, the only hit of the game. Verlander has fanned nine through seven innings.


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