Colon passes Marichal for most wins by Dominican pitcher

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Bartolo Colon has reached one goal he set for himself this season and is within two wins of another.

Colon earned his 244th victory, passing Hall of Famer Juan Marichal for the most by a pitcher born in the Dominican Republic, and the Texas Rangers beat the skidding Kansas City Royals 6-3 on Monday night.

Adrian Beltre hit a three-run homer for the Rangers, who won their third straight game. The 45-year-old Colon (4-4) allowed three runs and nine hits in six innings to break a tie with Marichal on the career wins chart.

Only right-hander Dennis Martinez has more victories among pitchers from Latin America. Martinez, a native of Nicaragua, won 245 games in the majors.

''Now that I've won the 244, I see that it's close to Dennis Martinez, but with health and enough time, I'm ready to be able to pass him and be the first Latin with more wins,'' Colon said through a translator. ''I feel happy, of course, to pass a Hall of Famer, the first Dominican in the Hall of Fame.''

The Royals have lost seven straight and 13 of 14. They've dropped 27 of 37 games at Kauffman Stadium, the worst home record in the majors. Kansas City is 2-14 in June, having been outscored 95-35.

Colon was 1-3 with a 9.51 ERA in his five previous starts. Kansas City loaded the bases with one out in the fifth, but the portly and popular right-hander affectionately nicknamed Big Sexy got out of the inning when Hunter Dozier grounded into a double play.

''They've wanted to get this win for him for some time now,'' Rangers manager Jeff Banister said. ''It's just incredible to watch. He's such a humble guy. No real fanfare whatsoever. Kind of just a great humility. But, these guys fought hard for him and were able to get him some runs and he fought hard for it tonight.''

Keona Kela tossed a spotless ninth for his 16th save in 16 chances.

Beltre homered in the third off Ian Kennedy, with Elvis Andrus and Nomar Mazara aboard, to give the Rangers a 5-0 advantage. Mazara had three hits.

Kennedy (1-7) is 1-13 in his last 28 home starts. He is winless in 13 starts since an April 7 victory at Cleveland.

The right-hander gave up a home run to Shin-Soo Choo on his fourth pitch, a drive that just cleared the Royals' right-field bullpen fence. Choo reached base five times, including a double and three walks.

Kennedy yielded five runs and four hits, two of them homers. He walked three.

''Just one really bad inning and it cost us the game,'' Kennedy said. ''One pitch, I hung a curveball and the three-run homer was the big swing and it cost us the game. I felt like I pitched better than the line. I really felt like we were going to come back and win.''

Adalberto Mondesi had an RBI double in the Kansas City third and scored on Mike Moustakas' sacrifice fly.

Rosel Herrera had a run-scoring triple in the fourth for his first extra-base hit and RBI, trimming the lead to 5-3.

Delino DeShields' bunt single in the eighth scored Jurickson Profar for the final Texas run.

HERRERA TRADED

Just before the game, Royals manager Ned Yost broke the news to closer Kelvin Herrera that he had been traded to the Washington Nationals for three minor league prospects.

''It was one that was a little emotional,'' Yost said of the conversation. ''I've seen him throw every pitch he's ever thrown in the big leagues. I've seen him come up as a rookie and be a part of one of the best bullpens (with Wade Davis and Greg Holland) in recent history, to be an All-Star and a world champion. We knew this day was coming someday down the road. It's a chance for him to go play for a winner.''

STRUGGLING

Royals SS Alcides Escobar is in a 3-for-45 drought in his past 12 games.

ROSTER MOVES

Rangers: Andrus was activated after missing 59 games with a broken right elbow. RHP Ricardo Rodriguez was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock, where he had allowed one unearned run in 13 1/3 innings. C Jose Trevino was optioned to Double-A Frisco after hitting a game-ending, two-run single in the ninth on Sunday. RHP Deck McGuire was designated for assignment.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Royals: Whit Merrifield was in the lineup as the designated hitter after leaving in the second inning Sunday with a bruised left knee after fouling a pitch off his leg.

UP NEXT

Rangers: LHP Cole Hamels (3-6, 3.69 ERA) starts Tuesday night at Kansas City.

Royals: RHP Jason Hammel (2-7, 4.89) is winless in his last eight home starts.

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TEX30-44
104000010682
KC22-50
002100000390
  • W: B. Colon (4-4)L: I. Kennedy (1-7)S: K. Kela (16)
  • HR: TEX - A. Beltre (3), S. Choo (13)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
S. Choo DH22211300.279.394.478.87212.0
E. Andrus SS31000204.309.424.473.8973.0
N. Mazara RF51310002.270.338.487.8255.0
A. Beltre 3B51131035.322.378.456.8346.5
J. Profar 2B41000102.239.313.449.7612.0
J. Gallo LF40000031.195.290.445.735-1.5
R. Chirinos C30000021.191.305.376.6810.0
R. Guzman 1B30000111.220.301.405.7050.5
D. DeShields CF40210010.228.333.305.6382.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    W. Merrifield DH40100001.293.370.421.7911.0
    A. Gordon LF30100100.254.321.353.6752.0
    M. Moustakas 3B30110000.263.318.474.7922.0
    S. Perez C40100001.227.274.429.7031.0
    H. Dozier 1B40100013.234.293.364.6580.5
    A. Escobar SS41100011.206.253.292.5451.5
    R. Herrera RF40110011.158.158.263.4213.5
    A. Almonte CF41100001.183.252.283.5352.0
    A. Mondesi 2B41110002.143.143.286.4294.0
      BATTING
      • 2B - S. Choo (15)
      • HR - S. Choo (13), A. Beltre (3)
      • RBI - S. Choo (32), N. Mazara (46), A. Beltre 3 (22), D. DeShields (9)
      • 2-Out RBI - D. DeShields (7)
      BATTING
      • 2B - A. Mondesi
      • 3B - R. Herrera
      • SF - M. Moustakas (4)
      • RBI - M. Moustakas (47), R. Herrera, A. Mondesi
      BASERUNNING
      • Picked Off - W. Merrifield
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Andrus-Profar-Guzman)
      • E - B. Colon (2), J. Gallo
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Moustakas-Mondesi-Dozier)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      B. Colon (W, 4-4)6.09331104.911.1915.5
      J. Diekman (H, 7)1.00000002.841.423.0
      T. Barnette (H, 1)1.00000102.780.973.5
      K. Kela (S, 16)1.00000103.911.1110.5
      PITCHERSIP
      B. Colon (W, 4-4)6.0
      J. Diekman (H, 7)1.0
      T. Barnette (H, 1)1.0
      K. Kela (S, 16)1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      I. Kennedy (L, 1-7)6.04553825.311.525.0
      B. Flynn0.22001004.411.74-3.0
      W. Peralta1.11113206.753.00-1.0
      J. Grimm1.010000015.192.342.0
      PITCHERSIP
      I. Kennedy (L, 1-7)6.0
      B. Flynn0.2
      W. Peralta1.1
      J. Grimm1.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - B. Colon 90-55, J. Diekman 15-11, T. Barnette 10-8, K. Kela 14-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Colon 7-9, J. Diekman 1-2, K. Kela 1-1
      • Batters Faced - B. Colon 27, J. Diekman 3, T. Barnette 3, K. Kela 3
      PITCHING
      • WP - W. Peralta
      • IBB - W. Peralta
      • HBP - I. Kennedy
      • Pitches-Strikes - I. Kennedy 108-68, B. Flynn 12-7, W. Peralta 32-15, J. Grimm 9-6
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - I. Kennedy 4-6, B. Flynn 1-0, W. Peralta 1-1, J. Grimm 2-0
      • Batters Faced - I. Kennedy 26, B. Flynn 4, W. Peralta 8, J. Grimm 3
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      TEX30-44
      104000010682
      KC22-50
      002100000390
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      S. Choo DH22211300.279.394.478.87212.0
      E. Andrus SS31000204.309.424.473.8973.0
      N. Mazara RF51310002.270.338.487.8255.0
      A. Beltre 3B51131035.322.378.456.8346.5
      J. Profar 2B41000102.239.313.449.7612.0
      J. Gallo LF40000031.195.290.445.735-1.5
      R. Chirinos C30000021.191.305.376.6810.0
      R. Guzman 1B30000111.220.301.405.7050.5
      D. DeShields CF40210010.228.333.305.6382.5
      Total33686271016-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        W. Merrifield DH40100001.293.370.421.7911.0
        A. Gordon LF30100100.254.321.353.6752.0
        M. Moustakas 3B30110000.263.318.474.7922.0
        S. Perez C40100001.227.274.429.7031.0
        H. Dozier 1B40100013.234.293.364.6580.5
        A. Escobar SS41100011.206.253.292.5451.5
        R. Herrera RF40110011.158.158.263.4213.5
        A. Almonte CF41100001.183.252.283.5352.0
        A. Mondesi 2B41110002.143.143.286.4294.0
        Total3439301310-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - S. Choo (15)
          • HR - S. Choo (13), A. Beltre (3)
          • RBI - S. Choo (32), N. Mazara (46), A. Beltre 3 (22), D. DeShields (9)
          • 2-Out RBI - D. DeShields (7)
          BATTING
          • 2B - A. Mondesi
          • 3B - R. Herrera
          • SF - M. Moustakas (4)
          • RBI - M. Moustakas (47), R. Herrera, A. Mondesi
          BASERUNNING
          • Picked Off - W. Merrifield
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Andrus-Profar-Guzman)
          • E - B. Colon (2), J. Gallo
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Moustakas-Mondesi-Dozier)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          B. Colon (W, 4-4)6.09331104.911.1915.5
          J. Diekman (H, 7)1.00000002.841.423.0
          T. Barnette (H, 1)1.00000102.780.973.5
          K. Kela (S, 16)1.00000103.911.1110.5
          Total9.0933130---
          PITCHERSIP
          B. Colon (W, 4-4)6.0
          J. Diekman (H, 7)1.0
          T. Barnette (H, 1)1.0
          K. Kela (S, 16)1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          I. Kennedy (L, 1-7)6.04553825.311.525.0
          B. Flynn0.22001004.411.74-3.0
          W. Peralta1.11113206.753.00-1.0
          J. Grimm1.010000015.192.342.0
          Total9.08667102---
          PITCHERSIP
          I. Kennedy (L, 1-7)6.0
          B. Flynn0.2
          W. Peralta1.1
          J. Grimm1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - B. Colon 90-55, J. Diekman 15-11, T. Barnette 10-8, K. Kela 14-8
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Colon 7-9, J. Diekman 1-2, K. Kela 1-1
          • Batters Faced - B. Colon 27, J. Diekman 3, T. Barnette 3, K. Kela 3
          PITCHING
          • WP - W. Peralta
          • IBB - W. Peralta
          • HBP - I. Kennedy
          • Pitches-Strikes - I. Kennedy 108-68, B. Flynn 12-7, W. Peralta 32-15, J. Grimm 9-6
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - I. Kennedy 4-6, B. Flynn 1-0, W. Peralta 1-1, J. Grimm 2-0
          • Batters Faced - I. Kennedy 26, B. Flynn 4, W. Peralta 8, J. Grimm 3
          • 8TH INNING
            DeShields reached on bunt single to second, Profar scored, Guzman to second63
          • 4TH INNING
            Herrera tripled to deep right center, Escobar scored53
          • 3RD INNING
            Moustakas hit sacrifice fly to right, Mondesi scored52
            Mondesi doubled to deep right center, Almonte scored51
            Beltre homered to left center, Andrus and Mazara scored50
            Mazara singled to left center, Choo scored, Andrus to third20
          • 1ST INNING
            Choo homered to right10
          • 9TH INNING
            • Justin Grimm relieved Wily Peralta
            • N. Mazara: Mazara singled to left
            • A. Beltre: Foul, Beltre grounded into double play third to second to first, Mazara out at second
            • J. Profar: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Profar grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Keone Kela relieved Tony Barnette
            • R. Herrera: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Herrera struck out looking
            • A. Almonte: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Almonte grounded out to shortstop
            • A. Mondesi: Foul, Ball, Mondesi flied out to deep center
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • W. Peralta Pitching:
            • J. Profar: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Profar walked
            • J. Gallo: Ball, Gallo flied out to deep center, Profar to second
            • R. Chirinos: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Profar to third on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Chirinos struck out swinging
            • R. Guzman: Ball, Ball, Ball, Guzman intentionally walked
            • D. DeShields: DeShields reached on bunt single to second, Profar scored, Guzman to second
            • S. Choo: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Choo walked, Guzman to third, DeShields to second
            • E. Andrus: Andrus grounded into fielder's choice to second, Choo out at second
            • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Tony Barnette relieved Jake Diekman
            • S. Perez: Strike looking, Perez flied out to deep center
            • H. Dozier: Strike looking, Dozier flied out to deep center
            • A. Escobar: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Escobar struck out looking
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Brian Flynn relieved Ian Kennedy
            • D. DeShields: Strike looking, DeShields reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • S. Choo: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, DeShields out at second, DeShields caught stealing, catcher to shortstop, Foul, Ball, Choo walked
            • E. Andrus: Andrus reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Choo out at second
            • N. Mazara: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Mazara reached on an infield single to second, Andrus to second
            • Wily Peralta relieved Brian Flynn
            • A. Beltre: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Beltre struck out on foul tip
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Jake Diekman relieved Bartolo Colon
            • W. Merrifield: Strike looking, Merrifield flied out to deep center
            • A. Gordon: Ball, Ball, Foul, Gordon grounded out to pitcher
            • M. Moustakas: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Moustakas lined out to second
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • I. Kennedy Pitching:
            • J. Gallo: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Gallo struck out swinging
            • R. Chirinos: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Chirinos struck out looking
            • R. Guzman: Ball, Guzman grounded out to first
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • B. Colon Pitching:
            • A. Escobar: Strike looking, Escobar lined out to center
            • R. Herrera: Strike looking, Herrera grounded out to pitcher
            • A. Almonte: Strike looking, Almonte safe at first on Colon fielding error
            • A. Mondesi: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Mondesi grounded into fielder's choice to second, Almonte out at second
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
          • 5TH INNING
            • I. Kennedy Pitching:
            • S. Choo: Choo doubled to deep left
            • E. Andrus: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Andrus walked
            • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Mazara popped out to second
            • A. Beltre: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Beltre struck out swinging
            • J. Profar: Ball, Profar grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • B. Colon Pitching:
            • W. Merrifield: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Merrifield reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • A. Gordon: Merrifield picked off at first, pitcher to first, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Gordon walked
            • M. Moustakas: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Moustakas singled to right, Gordon to second
            • S. Perez: Perez singled to right, Gordon to third, Moustakas to second
            • H. Dozier: Ball, Dozier grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Perez out at second
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • I. Kennedy Pitching:
            • R. Chirinos: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Chirinos lined out to right
            • R. Guzman: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Guzman flied out to deep left
            • D. DeShields: Strike looking, DeShields flied out to deep right
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • B. Colon Pitching:
            • H. Dozier: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Dozier struck out looking
            • A. Escobar: Ball, Ball, Escobar singled to left center, Escobar to third on left fielder Gallo fielding error
            • R. Herrera: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Herrera tripled to deep right center, Escobar scored
            • A. Almonte: Almonte popped out to shortstop
            • A. Mondesi: Ball, Mondesi flied out to deep center
            • End of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
          • 3RD INNING
            • I. Kennedy Pitching:
            • D. DeShields: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, DeShields struck out looking
            • S. Choo: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Choo walked
            • E. Andrus: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Andrus walked, Choo to second
            • N. Mazara: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Mazara singled to left center, Choo scored, Andrus to third
            • A. Beltre: Beltre homered to left center, Andrus and Mazara scored
            • J. Profar: Profar lined out to first
            • J. Gallo: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Gallo struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 3rd (4 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • B. Colon Pitching:
            • A. Almonte: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Almonte singled to right
            • A. Mondesi: Ball, Mondesi doubled to deep right center, Almonte scored
            • W. Merrifield: Foul, Foul, Merrifield flied out to right
            • A. Gordon: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gordon reached on an infield single to shortstop, Mondesi to third
            • M. Moustakas: Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Moustakas hit sacrifice fly to right, Mondesi scored
            • S. Perez: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Perez grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Gordon out at second
            • End of the 3rd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • I. Kennedy Pitching:
            • J. Profar: Strike looking, Ball, Profar flied out to deep right
            • J. Gallo: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gallo struck out swinging
            • R. Chirinos: Foul, Ball, Chirinos hit by pitch
            • R. Guzman: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Guzman struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • B. Colon Pitching:
            • S. Perez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Perez grounded out to third
            • H. Dozier: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Dozier reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • A. Escobar: Pickoff attempt, Escobar flied out to shallow right
            • R. Herrera: Ball, Herrera flied out to center
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • I. Kennedy Pitching:
            • S. Choo: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Choo homered to right
            • E. Andrus: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Andrus grounded out to third
            • N. Mazara: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Mazara grounded out to shortstop
            • A. Beltre: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Beltre struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • B. Colon Pitching:
            • W. Merrifield: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Merrifield grounded out to third
            • A. Gordon: Gordon flied out to deep center
            • M. Moustakas: Ball, Moustakas flied out to right
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)