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Colon would ultimately lose the ideal game bid, and the no-hitter, in the eighth. Updates with Colon giving up first hit.

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

In the dugout, Colon's teammates left him all alone on the bench - adhering to traditional superstition - as he grinned and tossed a ball to himself. Nolan Ryan was also 44 when he threw a no-hitter, but over 150 days younger.

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Colon struck out seven and gave up one earned run through 7.2 innings.

While nobody expected Colon to flirt with perfection Sunday night, his work on the mound continued what has been a solid start to his Rangers career.

Two outs later, Colon was pulled with the score tied at 1.

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Colon's longest no-hit bid came with the Cleveland Indians on September 18, 2000, when he held the New York Yankees hitless for 7 1/3 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 a year ago.

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