Colon's 243rd win matches Marichal when Rangers beat A's 8-2

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Bartolo Colon has always admired Hall of Fame pitcher and fellow countryman Juan Marichal.

Now the 45-year-old portly right-hander known as ''Big Sexy'' has matched the ''Dominican Dandy'' for the most wins by a pitcher born in the Dominican Republic.

Colon got his 243rd career victory after working five innings Wednesday night as the Texas Rangers beat the Oakland Athletics 8-2.

''It's a little different tonight because I tied the mark of a Hall of Famer. I feel very proud and honored to do that,'' Colon said through a translator. ''It means a lot. He's Dominican and the first guy from the Dominican to become a Hall of Famer.''

In his fourth attempt at the milestone victory, Colon (3-3) got it against one of the 10 other major league teams he has pitched for since his big league debut in 1997 with Cleveland. He allowed two runs with one strikeout and two walks.

''Really incredible moment for Bartolo, for this team,'' manager Jeff Banister said. ''More importantly, I think for Bart, just continue to write his name in the history books and some legacy. ... To sit and watch a guy like this go out and compete every time he takes the ball, it's incredible to watch.''

Colon leads all active pitchers with 243 wins and 3,383 2-3 innings pitched. His 2,499 strikeouts are third among active pitchers, behind CC Sabathia and Justin Verlander - all three are former AL Cy Young Award winners. Nicaragua's Dennis Martinez, with 245 wins, is the only Latin American native with more wins than Colon.

''Milestones are very important. That's why I keep playing,'' Colon said. ''It's not the money. It's something I try to fulfill. That's why I keep playing, to meet these goals.''

Marichal was 243-142 in 471 games (457 starts) for three teams from 1960-75, spending the first 14 of those 16 seasons with the San Francisco Giants. Colon is 243-179 in 550 games (539 starts)

Jurickson Profar homered twice, while Joey Gallo and Ronald Guzman also went deep for the Rangers in the first four innings against Oakland right-handed starter Daniel Mengden (6-5). Profar had his first multihomer game, and added a two-run single in the seventh for a career-high five RBIs.

Colon held the A's scoreless until Khris Davis hit his 15th homer, a two-run shot that made it 6-2 with two outs in the fifth. Colon got an inning-ended flyball on his 97th pitch and then did fist-bumps with teammates in the dugout.

Texas led 3-0 in the first after Profar hit a two-run shot and Gallo immediately followed with his 17th homer. Both also homered Tuesday night, when the Rangers went deep a season-high five times against Oakland.

Profar hit another in the third, giving him homers in three consecutive at-bats. He walked in his final plate appearance Tuesday after his sixth-inning homer then. Guzman's two-run homer in the fourth made it 6-0.

''Didn't give up very many hits, but they all ended up being homers,'' Mengden said. ''Sometimes that's a good thing. Solo homers usually don't hurt you, but in this case, four of them that hurts.''

KEEPING THEM STRANDED

Rangers reliever Jose Leclerc came on with two on and no outs in the eighth, and the A's didn't score. He has allowed only one of 23 inherited runs to score. Right fielder Nomar Mazara threw out Davis trying to score on Mark Canha's single for the last out.

''The difference for him is the calmness, the confidence and pounding the strike zone with all of his pitches,'' Banister said. ''His confidence continues to ramp up.''

SHORT HOPS

Oakland has homered in 19 consecutive road games, two short of the club record. ... The A's have played six games in a row without an error, their longest streak this season.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Athletics: OF Matt Joyce, who hasn't played since leaving in the fifth inning of Saturday night's game at Kansas City, was put on the 10-day DL with a lower back strain. ... OF Stephen Piscotty didn't play after coming out of Tuesday's game early with left quad soreness.

Rangers: 3B Adrian Beltre was out of the starting lineup for the second time in six days since coming off the DL (left hamstring strain) for the second time this year. ''Just easing him back into it,'' Banister said.

UP NEXT

Athletics: Oakland is back home Thursday to start a 10-game homestand. RHP Frankie Montas (2-0) goes against Kansas City.

Rangers: Cole Hamels (3-5), with a 2.89 ERA his last seven starts, pitches for Texas on Thursday night in the opener of a four-game home series against Houston. The lefty threw six scoreless innings against the Astros on May 11.

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TEX27-37
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  • W: B. Colon (3-3)L: D. Mengden (6-5)
  • HR: OAK - K. Davis (15), TEX - J. Profar 2 (6), J. Gallo (17), R. Guzman (7)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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D. Fowler CF50200000.250.310.438.7472.0
M. Semien SS50000002.252.305.362.6670.0
J. Lowrie 2B31200100.299.364.490.8546.0
K. Davis DH41221013.241.322.517.8397.5
M. Olson 1B40100000.256.336.471.8071.0
M. Chapman 3B30000112.228.322.411.7320.5
J. Lucroy C40100013.263.320.359.6800.5
M. Canha LF40300001.250.311.446.7573.0
C. Pinder RF20000002.242.311.425.7360.0
a- N. Martini PH-RF20000001.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-grounded out for Pinder in the 6th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
S. Choo DH30000122.263.366.445.8110.0
I. Kiner-Falefa 3B31100101.244.325.343.6685.0
N. Mazara RF31100101.270.342.506.8494.0
J. Profar SS42352000.243.314.460.77516.0
J. Gallo LF41111022.207.296.482.7785.0
R. Odor 2B40000000.215.267.306.5730.0
R. Chirinos C21000220.197.302.395.6972.0
R. Guzman 1B41121011.225.295.444.7396.5
D. DeShields CF21000101.202.295.286.5806.0
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Lowrie 2 (17)
    • HR - K. Davis (15)
    • RBI - K. Davis 2 (44)
    • 2-Out RBI - K. Davis 2 (21)
    BATTING
    • 2B - N. Mazara (12)
    • HR - J. Profar 2 (6), J. Gallo (17), R. Guzman (7)
    • RBI - J. Profar 5 (33), J. Gallo (37), R. Guzman 2 (27)
    • 2-Out RBI - J. Profar 5 (19), J. Gallo (9)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - I. Kiner-Falefa (5), D. DeShields 2 (12)
    FIELDING
    • DP - 2 (Olson-Semien; Semien-Olson)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - N. Mazara (4)
    • DP - (Profar-Odor-Guzman)
    • E - B. Colon, J. Profar (10)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    D. Mengden (L, 6-5)4.05663343.451.02-5.5
    D. Coulombe1.01000004.791.312.0
    L. Hendriks1.20223109.642.79-1.5
    R. Dull1.11000305.061.443.5
    PITCHERSIP
    D. Mengden (L, 6-5)4.0
    D. Coulombe1.0
    L. Hendriks1.2
    R. Dull1.1
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    B. Colon (W, 3-3)5.06222114.161.0712.5
    M. Bush1.01000004.501.552.0
    J. Diekman1.02000003.381.591.0
    J. Leclerc1.01000201.660.923.0
    T. Barnette1.01000003.451.022.0
    PITCHERSIP
    B. Colon (W, 3-3)5.0
    M. Bush1.0
    J. Diekman1.0
    J. Leclerc1.0
    T. Barnette1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - D. Mengden 80-48, D. Coulombe 19-12, L. Hendriks 31-14, R. Dull 25-17
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Mengden 5-3, D. Coulombe 2-0, R. Dull 1-0
    • Batters Faced - D. Mengden 19, D. Coulombe 3, L. Hendriks 8, R. Dull 5
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - B. Colon 97-55, M. Bush 18-11, J. Diekman 17-10, J. Leclerc 16-11, T. Barnette 10-6
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Colon 7-7, M. Bush 2-1, J. Diekman 2-1, T. Barnette 1-1
    • Batters Faced - B. Colon 23, M. Bush 4, J. Diekman 5, J. Leclerc 3, T. Barnette 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    TEX27-37
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    D. Fowler CF50200000.250.310.438.7472.0
    M. Semien SS50000002.252.305.362.6670.0
    J. Lowrie 2B31200100.299.364.490.8546.0
    K. Davis DH41221013.241.322.517.8397.5
    M. Olson 1B40100000.256.336.471.8071.0
    M. Chapman 3B30000112.228.322.411.7320.5
    J. Lucroy C40100013.263.320.359.6800.5
    M. Canha LF40300001.250.311.446.7573.0
    C. Pinder RF20000002.242.311.425.7360.0
    a- N. Martini PH-RF20000001.000.000.000.0000.0
    Total36211212314-----
    HITTERSAB
    D. Fowler CF5
    M. Semien SS5
    J. Lowrie 2B3
    K. Davis DH4
    M. Olson 1B4
    M. Chapman 3B3
    J. Lucroy C4
    M. Canha LF4
    C. Pinder RF2
    a- N. Martini PH-RF2
    Total36
    • a-grounded out for Pinder in the 6th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    S. Choo DH30000122.263.366.445.8110.0
    I. Kiner-Falefa 3B31100101.244.325.343.6685.0
    N. Mazara RF31100101.270.342.506.8494.0
    J. Profar SS42352000.243.314.460.77516.0
    J. Gallo LF41111022.207.296.482.7785.0
    R. Odor 2B40000000.215.267.306.5730.0
    R. Chirinos C21000220.197.302.395.6972.0
    R. Guzman 1B41121011.225.295.444.7396.5
    D. DeShields CF21000101.202.295.286.5806.0
    Total298784678-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Lowrie 2 (17)
      • HR - K. Davis (15)
      • RBI - K. Davis 2 (44)
      • 2-Out RBI - K. Davis 2 (21)
      BATTING
      • 2B - N. Mazara (12)
      • HR - J. Profar 2 (6), J. Gallo (17), R. Guzman (7)
      • RBI - J. Profar 5 (33), J. Gallo (37), R. Guzman 2 (27)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Profar 5 (19), J. Gallo (9)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - I. Kiner-Falefa (5), D. DeShields 2 (12)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Olson-Semien; Semien-Olson)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - N. Mazara (4)
      • DP - (Profar-Odor-Guzman)
      • E - B. Colon, J. Profar (10)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Mengden (L, 6-5)4.05663343.451.02-5.5
      D. Coulombe1.01000004.791.312.0
      L. Hendriks1.20223109.642.79-1.5
      R. Dull1.11000305.061.443.5
      Total8.0788674---
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Mengden (L, 6-5)4.0
      D. Coulombe1.0
      L. Hendriks1.2
      R. Dull1.1
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      B. Colon (W, 3-3)5.06222114.161.0712.5
      M. Bush1.01000004.501.552.0
      J. Diekman1.02000003.381.591.0
      J. Leclerc1.01000201.660.923.0
      T. Barnette1.01000003.451.022.0
      Total9.01122231---
      PITCHERSIP
      B. Colon (W, 3-3)5.0
      M. Bush1.0
      J. Diekman1.0
      J. Leclerc1.0
      T. Barnette1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Mengden 80-48, D. Coulombe 19-12, L. Hendriks 31-14, R. Dull 25-17
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Mengden 5-3, D. Coulombe 2-0, R. Dull 1-0
      • Batters Faced - D. Mengden 19, D. Coulombe 3, L. Hendriks 8, R. Dull 5
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - B. Colon 97-55, M. Bush 18-11, J. Diekman 17-10, J. Leclerc 16-11, T. Barnette 10-6
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Colon 7-7, M. Bush 2-1, J. Diekman 2-1, T. Barnette 1-1
      • Batters Faced - B. Colon 23, M. Bush 4, J. Diekman 5, J. Leclerc 3, T. Barnette 3
      • 7TH INNING
        Profar singled to center, DeShields and Kiner-Falefa scored, Mazara to third28
      • 5TH INNING
        Davis homered to center, Lowrie scored26
      • 4TH INNING
        Guzman homered to right, Chirinos scored06
      • 3RD INNING
        Profar homered to right04
      • 1ST INNING
        Gallo homered to right center03
        Profar homered to right, Mazara scored02
      • 9TH INNING
        • Tony Barnette relieved Jose Leclerc
        • N. Martini: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Martini flied out to left
        • D. Fowler: Ball, Fowler singled to shallow right
        • M. Semien: Strike looking, Semien grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Fowler out at second
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • J. Diekman Pitching:
        • K. Davis: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Davis singled to shallow center
        • M. Olson: Olson singled to left, Davis to second
        • Jose Leclerc relieved Jake Diekman
        • M. Chapman: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Chapman struck out looking
        • J. Lucroy: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Lucroy struck out swinging
        • M. Canha: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Canha singled to right, Davis out at home, Olson to second
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • R. Dull Pitching:
        • R. Odor: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Odor grounded out to third
        • R. Chirinos: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Chirinos struck out swinging
        • R. Guzman: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Guzman struck out looking
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Jake Diekman relieved Matt Bush
        • D. Fowler: Strike looking, Ball, Fowler flied out to center
        • M. Semien: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Semien grounded out to pitcher
        • J. Lowrie: Lowrie grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • L. Hendriks Pitching:
        • R. Guzman: Guzman lined out to center
        • D. DeShields: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, DeShields walked
        • S. Choo: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Choo flied out to deep left
        • I. Kiner-Falefa: Ball (pitchout), Strike looking, Ball, DeShields stole second, Ball, Ball, Kiner-Falefa walked, DeShields stole third
        • N. Mazara: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Strike swinging, Kiner-Falefa stole second, Ball, Mazara walked
        • Ryan Dull relieved Liam Hendriks
        • J. Profar: Ball, Strike looking, Profar singled to center, DeShields and Kiner-Falefa scored, Mazara to third
        • J. Gallo: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Gallo struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Matt Bush relieved Bartolo Colon
        • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Chapman grounded out to third
        • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Lucroy flied out to deep right
        • M. Canha: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Canha singled to deep right
        • Nick Martini hit for Chad Pinder
        • N. Martini: Ball, Foul, Martini grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Liam Hendriks relieved Danny Coulombe
        • J. Gallo: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Gallo lined out to shortstop
        • R. Odor: Odor lined out to center
        • R. Chirinos: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Chirinos struck out swinging
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • B. Colon Pitching:
        • D. Fowler: Ball, Strike looking, Fowler grounded out to third
        • M. Semien: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Semien grounded out to second
        • J. Lowrie: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Lowrie doubled to deep right
        • K. Davis: Ball, Davis homered to center, Lowrie scored
        • M. Olson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Olson flied out to deep right
        • Middle of the 5th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Danny Coulombe relieved Daniel Mengden
        • I. Kiner-Falefa: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Kiner-Falefa reached on an infield single to pitcher
        • N. Mazara: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Ball, Mazara grounded into double play shortstop to first, Kiner-Falefa out at second
        • J. Profar: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Profar grounded out to third
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • B. Colon Pitching:
        • M. Olson: Ball, Foul, Olson grounded out to second
        • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Chapman lined out to right
        • J. Lucroy: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Lucroy reached on an infield single to third, Lucroy to second on shortstop Profar fielding error
        • M. Canha: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Canha reached on an infield single to shortstop, Lucroy to third
        • C. Pinder: Foul, Strike looking, Pinder flied out to center
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
        • D. Mengden Pitching:
        • R. Odor: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Odor grounded out to first
        • R. Chirinos: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Chirinos walked
        • R. Guzman: Ball, Strike looking, Guzman homered to right, Chirinos scored
        • D. DeShields: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, DeShields grounded out to third
        • S. Choo: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul tip, Choo struck out on foul tip
        • End of the 4th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • B. Colon Pitching:
        • C. Pinder: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Pinder grounded out to third
        • D. Fowler: Fowler singled to right center
        • M. Semien: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Fowler to second on Colon fielding error, Ball, Ball, Ball, Semien grounded out to third
        • J. Lowrie: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Lowrie walked
        • K. Davis: Davis flied out to center
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
        • D. Mengden Pitching:
        • I. Kiner-Falefa: Strike looking, Kiner-Falefa grounded out to pitcher
        • N. Mazara: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Mazara popped out to shortstop
        • J. Profar: Profar homered to right
        • J. Gallo: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Gallo struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • B. Colon Pitching:
        • M. Olson: Ball, Olson flied out to center
        • M. Chapman: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Chapman walked
        • J. Lucroy: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Lucroy fouled out to catcher
        • M. Canha: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Canha grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Mengden Pitching:
        • R. Chirinos: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Chirinos walked
        • R. Guzman: Strike looking, Ball, Guzman flied out to deep center
        • D. DeShields: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, DeShields grounded out to third, Chirinos to second
        • S. Choo: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Choo struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • B. Colon Pitching:
        • D. Fowler: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Fowler grounded out to first
        • M. Semien: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Semien lined out to second
        • J. Lowrie: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Lowrie doubled to deep left
        • K. Davis: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • D. Mengden Pitching:
        • S. Choo: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Choo walked
        • I. Kiner-Falefa: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Kiner-Falefa grounded into double play shortstop to first, Choo out at second
        • N. Mazara: Foul, Ball, Mazara doubled to right center
        • J. Profar: Ball, Profar homered to right, Mazara scored
        • J. Gallo: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Gallo homered to right center
        • R. Odor: Strike looking, Foul, Odor flied out to left
        • End of the 1st (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)