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In the third inning, Colon struck out Marwin Gonzalez and Derek Fisher to keep his ideal game bid alive.

Colon took a ideal game into the eighth inning before doling out a walk and then allowing a double to Josh Reddick.

Bartolo Colon almost recorded a flawless game Sunday.

Update (9:49 PM ET): Colon is flawless through seven innings.

Rangers starter Bartolo Colon has seen 18 Astros come to the plate and has sent all 18 of them back to the dugout unhappy.

Sydney bushfire downgraded to 'Advice' level
On Sunday, more than 500 firefighters in nearly 100 fire trucks, along with 15 aircraft, battled the blaze throughout the day. The RFS said there was very little rain forecast over the next few days across the fire ground and most parts of the state.

With AP Photos.Bartolo Colon has walked Carlos Correa leading off the eighth inning, the first baserunner allowed by the Texas Rangers right-hander against the World Series champion Houston Astros.

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The 44-year-old veteran finished the game with seven strikeouts, one hit and one run allowed through 7.2 innings.

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

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