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Texas Rangers right-hander Bartolo Colon has a ideal game through seven innings Sunday against the reigning World Series champion Houston Astros.

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

Carlos Correa, Josh Reddick, and Yuli Gurriel are scheduled to hit in the bottom of the eighth.

The 44-year-old Colon is still working on a no-hitter Sunday night.

Colon has struck out seven on 83 pitches. He went to an 0-2 count against 10 of the first 18 batters he faced.

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.