Bartolo ties record with 245th win as Rangers beat WSox 13-4

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Bartolo Colon has long had two milestones on his mind. Now he has both of them in hand.

The 45-year-old right-hander overcame a sluggish start to earn his 245th major league win and match Dennis Martinez for the most by a pitcher from Latin America when the Texas Rangers beat the Chicago White Sox 13-4 on Saturday night.

Colon already had the most wins by a pitcher born in the Dominican Republic, having surpassed Hall of Famer Juan Marichal for that distinction with his 244th victory at Kansas City on June 18, six days before a loss at Minnesota. Colon won again Saturday in his first home start since June 6 to tie Martinez, who is from Nicaragua.

Asked if he was able to put all his achievements in perspective, Colon made it clear there were two that were especially important to him.

''Not every milestone,'' he said through a translator. ''Marichal and Dennis Martinez, and I got those.''

The night was done for Colon (5-5) after Matt Davidson led off the sixth with a homer to center field that pulled the White Sox to 5-3. Four relievers closed it out for Texas.

''We want to be able, if he's got an opportunity, to put the W behind his name to make sure he gets this,'' manager Jeff Banister said. ''Obviously we want to win every game we possibly can, but a situation like this for him, and the overall history and his impact on the game, and impact on himself, and just what it means for the game of baseball.''

Joey Gallo and Ryan Rua homered for the Rangers, who won for the 11th time in 13 games and clinched their fifth consecutive series. Robinson Chirinos hit a three-run double in the fourth inning that put Texas ahead to stay.

White Sox lefty Carlos Rodon (1-3) allowed five runs in 5 1/3 innings.

Shin-Soo Choo, who has a major league-best on-base streak of 41 games, didn't play for Texas because of right quad soreness. Choo said he has dealt with the issue for at least 10 days and it really bothered him recently.

Chicago's first two batters got hits, though neither scored. Colon then threw 42 of his 79 pitches in the second inning, when he gave up three hits and his only two walks while the White Sox took a 2-0 lead.

''He's kind of my half-hero,'' Chicago manager Rick Renteria said. ''I told (pitching coach Don Cooper), look at that guy. He's still out there getting after it. Good for him. ... Even though he gave up a couple runs early, he just kept pitching. No panic, no concern, just keep throwing strikes and let me see what happens.''

Affectionately nicknamed Big Sexy, the portly Colon retired 10 of 11 batters before Davidson went deep. Colon even got over to cover first base in time to get speedy Leury Garcia, who dove headfirst as the pitcher took a toss from Gallo to start the third. Colon had a grin on his face walking back to the mound.

''I thought that if I didn't get the guy out, I was going out,'' Colon said. ''So thanks that happened that he was out, so I could continue the game.''

SHORT HOPS

Three White Sox pitchers combined to throw 65 pitches in the eighth inning, when the Rangers scored seven times. The big hits were a two-run triple by Elvis Andrus and a two-run double by Jurickson Profar. ... Adrian Beltre had two hits, increasing his career total to 3,107 - the most among active players and three shy of Dave Winfield for 20th all-time.

TRAINER'S ROOM

White Sox: 3B Yolmer Sanchez was back in the lineup after missing the series opener with a bruised left quad sustained when he collided with Minnesota 1B Logan Morrison on Thursday.

Rangers: Choo doesn't think his quad issue is serious, but said he didn't want to make anything worse. ''I know I have the streak going on, but my body and staying healthy is more important,'' he said. ... LHP Martin Perez (right elbow) allowed two singles in six scoreless innings in his second rehab start, throwing 73 pitches for Double-A Frisco.

UP NEXT

Rangers left-hander Cole Hamels (4-6, 3.61 ERA), one of the top starters potentially available before the July 31 trade deadline, pitches the series finale. Hamels has a 3.28 ERA over his last nine starts. He is 2-0 with a 2.86 ERA in four career starts against the White Sox.

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  • W: B. Colon (5-5)L: C. Rodon (1-3)
  • HR: CHW - A. Garcia (4), M. Davidson (14), TEX - J. Gallo (20), R. Rua (4)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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Y. Moncada 2B40100113.224.292.400.6921.5
Y. Sanchez 3B40210010.260.306.410.7163.5
J. Abreu 1B40100103.267.324.465.7892.0
A. Garcia RF51111006.245.257.400.6576.0
L. Garcia LF50000003.275.312.369.6810.0
M. Davidson DH42311010.228.342.475.8179.5
T. Anderson SS40100012.248.311.430.7410.5
O. Narvaez C31100111.252.333.341.6752.5
A. Engel CF30210000.218.280.306.5854.0
a- D. Palka PH10000012.237.286.439.726-0.5
C. Tilson CF00000000.280.340.312.6520.0
  • a-struck out for Engel in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. DeShields CF41110000.232.328.307.6355.0
E. Andrus SS51120010.268.351.402.7535.5
N. Mazara RF51210000.282.342.484.8264.0
A. Beltre DH41200111.311.374.442.8173.5
R. Odor 2B42100123.229.300.351.6513.0
J. Profar 3B42220112.241.325.438.7637.5
R. Chirinos C41230012.213.325.437.7616.5
J. Gallo 1B32111103.194.297.452.7488.0
R. Rua LF31111010.170.210.330.5405.5
C. Tocci LF01010100.069.206.069.2753.0
    BATTING
    • 2B - Y. Sanchez (14), M. Davidson (12), A. Engel (9)
    • HR - A. Garcia (4), M. Davidson (14)
    • SF - Y. Sanchez (3)
    • RBI - Y. Sanchez (36), A. Garcia (9), M. Davidson (33), A. Engel (17)
    • 2-Out RBI - A. Garcia (3)
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Profar (22), R. Chirinos (11)
    • 3B - E. Andrus
    • HR - J. Gallo (20), R. Rua (4)
    • SF - D. DeShields
    • RBI - D. DeShields (16), E. Andrus 2 (9), N. Mazara (55), J. Profar 2 (44), R. Chirinos 3 (34), J. Gallo (44), R. Rua (7), C. Tocci
    • 2-Out RBI - R. Chirinos 3 (10)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - D. DeShields (16)
    FIELDING
    • E - J. Minaya (2), O. Narvaez (3)
    • PB - O. Narvaez (9)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Odor-Andrus-Gallo)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    C. Rodon (L, 1-3)5.16552324.551.18-1.5
    J. Minaya1.11100304.111.633.5
    L. Avilan0.12220004.441.48-4.0
    B. Rondon0.14552008.312.08-11.0
    J. Fry0.20001101.820.89-0.5
    PITCHERSIP
    C. Rodon (L, 1-3)5.1
    J. Minaya1.1
    L. Avilan0.1
    B. Rondon0.1
    J. Fry0.2
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    B. Colon (W, 5-5)5.07332214.761.2211.0
    J. Chavez (H, 2)2.03110113.311.162.5
    J. Diekman (H, 9)0.11001003.811.55-2.0
    J. Leclerc (H, 9)0.20000202.431.041.0
    C. Martin1.01000104.131.212.5
    PITCHERSIP
    B. Colon (W, 5-5)5.0
    J. Chavez (H, 2)2.0
    J. Diekman (H, 9)0.1
    J. Leclerc (H, 9)0.2
    C. Martin1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - C. Rodon 89-53, J. Minaya 17-12, L. Avilan 17-11, B. Rondon 33-16, J. Fry 22-12
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Rodon 6-7, J. Minaya 1-0
    • Batters Faced - C. Rodon 24, J. Minaya 5, L. Avilan 3, B. Rondon 7, J. Fry 3
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - B. Colon 79-56, J. Chavez 20-16, J. Diekman 15-8, J. Leclerc 8-6, C. Martin 17-12
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Colon 8-5, J. Chavez 2-2, C. Martin 2-0
    • Batters Faced - B. Colon 24, J. Chavez 8, J. Diekman 3, J. Leclerc 2, C. Martin 4
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    Y. Moncada 2B40100113.224.292.400.6921.5
    Y. Sanchez 3B40210010.260.306.410.7163.5
    J. Abreu 1B40100103.267.324.465.7892.0
    A. Garcia RF51111006.245.257.400.6576.0
    L. Garcia LF50000003.275.312.369.6810.0
    M. Davidson DH42311010.228.342.475.8179.5
    T. Anderson SS40100012.248.311.430.7410.5
    O. Narvaez C31100111.252.333.341.6752.5
    A. Engel CF30210000.218.280.306.5854.0
    a- D. Palka PH10000012.237.286.439.726-0.5
    C. Tilson CF00000000.280.340.312.6520.0
    Total37412423620-----
    • a-struck out for Engel in the 8th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    D. DeShields CF41110000.232.328.307.6355.0
    E. Andrus SS51120010.268.351.402.7535.5
    N. Mazara RF51210000.282.342.484.8264.0
    A. Beltre DH41200111.311.374.442.8173.5
    R. Odor 2B42100123.229.300.351.6513.0
    J. Profar 3B42220112.241.325.438.7637.5
    R. Chirinos C41230012.213.325.437.7616.5
    J. Gallo 1B32111103.194.297.452.7488.0
    R. Rua LF31111010.170.210.330.5405.5
    C. Tocci LF01010100.069.206.069.2753.0
    Total3613131225711-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - Y. Sanchez (14), M. Davidson (12), A. Engel (9)
      • HR - A. Garcia (4), M. Davidson (14)
      • SF - Y. Sanchez (3)
      • RBI - Y. Sanchez (36), A. Garcia (9), M. Davidson (33), A. Engel (17)
      • 2-Out RBI - A. Garcia (3)
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Profar (22), R. Chirinos (11)
      • 3B - E. Andrus
      • HR - J. Gallo (20), R. Rua (4)
      • SF - D. DeShields
      • RBI - D. DeShields (16), E. Andrus 2 (9), N. Mazara (55), J. Profar 2 (44), R. Chirinos 3 (34), J. Gallo (44), R. Rua (7), C. Tocci
      • 2-Out RBI - R. Chirinos 3 (10)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - D. DeShields (16)
      FIELDING
      • E - J. Minaya (2), O. Narvaez (3)
      • PB - O. Narvaez (9)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Odor-Andrus-Gallo)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Rodon (L, 1-3)5.16552324.551.18-1.5
      J. Minaya1.11100304.111.633.5
      L. Avilan0.12220004.441.48-4.0
      B. Rondon0.14552008.312.08-11.0
      J. Fry0.20001101.820.89-0.5
      Total8.0131312572---
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Rodon (L, 1-3)5.1
      J. Minaya1.1
      L. Avilan0.1
      B. Rondon0.1
      J. Fry0.2
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      B. Colon (W, 5-5)5.07332214.761.2211.0
      J. Chavez (H, 2)2.03110113.311.162.5
      J. Diekman (H, 9)0.11001003.811.55-2.0
      J. Leclerc (H, 9)0.20000202.431.041.0
      C. Martin1.01000104.131.212.5
      Total9.01244362---
      PITCHERSIP
      B. Colon (W, 5-5)5.0
      J. Chavez (H, 2)2.0
      J. Diekman (H, 9)0.1
      J. Leclerc (H, 9)0.2
      C. Martin1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Rodon 89-53, J. Minaya 17-12, L. Avilan 17-11, B. Rondon 33-16, J. Fry 22-12
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Rodon 6-7, J. Minaya 1-0
      • Batters Faced - C. Rodon 24, J. Minaya 5, L. Avilan 3, B. Rondon 7, J. Fry 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - B. Colon 79-56, J. Chavez 20-16, J. Diekman 15-8, J. Leclerc 8-6, C. Martin 17-12
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Colon 8-5, J. Chavez 2-2, C. Martin 2-0
      • Batters Faced - B. Colon 24, J. Chavez 8, J. Diekman 3, J. Leclerc 2, C. Martin 4
      • 8TH INNING
        Mazara singled to center, Andrus scored413
        Andrus tripled to deep right center, Gallo and Tocci scored412
        DeShields hit sacrifice fly to center, Chirinos scored410
        Tocci walked, Profar scored, Chirinos to third, Gallo to second49
        Profar doubled to right, Beltre and Odor scored48
      • 7TH INNING
        DeShields scored on catcher Narvaez fielding error46
        Garcia homered to left center45
      • 6TH INNING
        Davidson homered to right center35
      • 5TH INNING
        Rua homered to right center25
      • 4TH INNING
        Chirinos doubled to deep right, Mazara, Odor and Profar scored24
      • 3RD INNING
        Gallo homered to center21
      • 2ND INNING
        Sanchez hit sacrifice fly to right, Narvaez scored, Engel to third20
        Engel doubled to deep left, Davidson scored, Narvaez to third10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Chris Martin relieved Jose Leclerc
        • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Sanchez struck out looking
        • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Abreu singled to center
        • A. Garcia: Garcia reached on fielder's choice to third, Abreu out at second
        • L. Garcia: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Garcia grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Jake Diekman relieved Jesse Chavez
        • Carlos Tocci in left field
        • M. Davidson: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Ball, Davidson reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • T. Anderson: Ball, Foul, Anderson flied out to center
        • O. Narvaez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Narvaez walked, Davidson to second
        • Jose Leclerc relieved Jake Diekman
        • Daniel Palka hit for Adam Engel
        • D. Palka: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Palka struck out swinging
        • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Moncada struck out looking
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Charlie Tilson in center field
        • A. Beltre: Ball, Foul, Beltre singled to center
        • R. Odor: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Odor singled to right, Beltre to second
        • Bruce Rondon relieved Luis Avilan
        • J. Profar: Ball, Beltre to third, Odor to second on passed ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Profar doubled to right, Beltre and Odor scored
        • R. Chirinos: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Chirinos reached on an infield single to pitcher, Profar to third
        • J. Gallo: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Gallo walked, Chirinos to second
        • C. Tocci: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Tocci walked, Profar scored, Chirinos to third, Gallo to second
        • D. DeShields: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, DeShields hit sacrifice fly to center, Chirinos scored
        • E. Andrus: Ball, Foul, Andrus tripled to deep right center, Gallo and Tocci scored
        • N. Mazara: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Mazara singled to center, Andrus scored
        • Jace Fry relieved Bruce Rondon
        • A. Beltre: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Beltre walked, Mazara to second
        • R. Odor: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Odor struck out swinging
        • J. Profar: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Profar lined out to second
        • End of the 8th (7 Runs, 6 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • J. Chavez Pitching:
        • Y. Sanchez: Sanchez singled to left center
        • J. Abreu: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Abreu grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Sanchez out at second
        • A. Garcia: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Garcia homered to left center
        • L. Garcia: Garcia lined out to center
        • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Minaya Pitching:
        • R. Rua: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Rua struck out looking
        • D. DeShields: Ball, DeShields singled to center
        • E. Andrus: DeShields to second on Minaya fielding error, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, DeShields stole third, DeShields scored on catcher Narvaez fielding error, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Andrus struck out swinging
        • Luis Avilan relieved Juan Minaya
        • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Mazara popped out to shortstop
        • End of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 2 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • B. Colon Pitching:
        • M. Davidson: Foul, Foul, Davidson homered to right center
        • Jesse Chavez relieved Bartolo Colon
        • T. Anderson: Anderson grounded out to third
        • O. Narvaez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Narvaez struck out swinging
        • A. Engel: Engel singled to center
        • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Moncada fouled out to third
        • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Rodon Pitching:
        • A. Beltre: Ball, Beltre singled to left
        • R. Odor: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Odor popped out to second
        • J. Profar: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Profar singled to center, Beltre to second
        • Juan Minaya relieved Carlos Rodon
        • R. Chirinos: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Chirinos struck out swinging
        • J. Gallo: Foul, Ball, Gallo grounded out to second
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • B. Colon Pitching:
        • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Ball, Abreu grounded out to third
        • A. Garcia: Garcia flied out to deep center
        • L. Garcia: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Garcia grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Rodon Pitching:
        • R. Rua: Ball, Rua homered to right center
        • D. DeShields: Ball, Ball, DeShields flied out to shallow right
        • E. Andrus: Foul, Andrus popped out to second
        • N. Mazara: Mazara grounded out to second
        • End of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • B. Colon Pitching:
        • A. Engel: Engel flied out to deep left
        • Y. Moncada: Moncada lined out to center
        • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Sanchez grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Rodon Pitching:
        • E. Andrus: Foul, Foul, Ball, Andrus flied out to center
        • N. Mazara: Ball, Mazara singled to center
        • A. Beltre: Ball, Foul, Foul, Beltre flied out to left
        • R. Odor: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Odor walked, Mazara to second
        • J. Profar: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Profar walked, Mazara to third, Odor to second
        • R. Chirinos: Strike looking, Chirinos doubled to deep right, Mazara, Odor and Profar scored
        • J. Gallo: Strike swinging, Gallo grounded out to second
        • End of the 4th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • B. Colon Pitching:
        • L. Garcia: Strike looking, Ball, Garcia grounded out to first
        • M. Davidson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Davidson struck out swinging
        • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Anderson reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • O. Narvaez: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Narvaez grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
        • C. Rodon Pitching:
        • R. Chirinos: Strike looking, Ball, Chirinos grounded out to third
        • J. Gallo: Ball, Strike looking, Gallo homered to center
        • R. Rua: Strike looking, Rua grounded out to pitcher
        • D. DeShields: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, DeShields flied out to deep center
        • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • B. Colon Pitching:
        • M. Davidson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Davidson doubled to deep right
        • T. Anderson: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
        • O. Narvaez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Narvaez reached on an infield single to shortstop, Davidson to third
        • A. Engel: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Engel doubled to deep left, Davidson scored, Narvaez to third
        • Y. Moncada: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Moncada walked
        • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Sanchez hit sacrifice fly to right, Narvaez scored, Engel to third
        • J. Abreu: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Abreu walked, Moncada to second
        • A. Garcia: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Garcia grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 2nd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Rodon Pitching:
        • A. Beltre: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Beltre struck out looking
        • R. Odor: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Odor struck out swinging
        • J. Profar: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Profar struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • B. Colon Pitching:
        • Y. Moncada: Moncada singled to right center
        • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Sanchez doubled to shallow left, Moncada to third
        • J. Abreu: Abreu reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Moncada out at home
        • A. Garcia: Garcia flied out to deep center, Sanchez to third
        • L. Garcia: Garcia grounded into fielder's choice to second, Abreu out at second
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Rodon Pitching:
        • D. DeShields: Strike looking, DeShields grounded out to shortstop
        • E. Andrus: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Andrus grounded out to third
        • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Mazara lined out to third
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)