Colon gets record 246th win as Texas beats M's, King Felix

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Bartolo Colon reached out and snagged the comeback liner while slipping into a squat on the mound.

The portly 45-year-old pitcher managed to stay upright, with a smile on his face and a ball from his milestone victory secured firmly in his glove.

Colon became the top winning pitcher born in Latin America, punctuating his 246th career victory with that nifty snag for the last out of his seven innings as the Texas Rangers roughed up Felix Hernandez and the Seattle Mariners 11-4 on Tuesday night.

''I thought (first baseman Jurickson) Profar was going to throw the ball away to the public, to the fans,'' Colon said through a translator. ''But I saw it and then I started laughing because it happened that way.''

On his sixth try since earning his 245th win on June 30 to match the mark held by Nicaragua's Dennis Martinez, the Rangers hurler from the Dominican Republic finally had the record to himself.

''It was a long journey, but it finally came and it feels good,'' said Colon, who got his last out against Dee Gordon on his 94th pitch.

Colon (6-10) gave up four runs and eight hits in seven innings. The portly and popular right-hander walked none and struck out one. He retired 14 of the last 16 batters he faced after Seattle had two triples in the third, an inning after back-to-back homers by Nelson Cruz and Kyle Seager .

''True to I think the competitor in him, once we got the lead, you could see just the extra little gear that he put it into to get himself through those innings,'' manager Jeff Banister said.

''It took a while to get it, but I'm proud of him,'' said Adrian Beltre, the active career leader with 3,131 hits. ''He's a great, awesome teammate.''

Beltre, Jurickson Profar and Rougned Odor all homered off Hernandez (8-10), who allowed a career-high 11 runs - seven earned - in six innings. Odor also had a two-run double.

Colon is 246-186 in 560 games since his big league debut with Cleveland in 1997, was the 2005 AL Cy Young Award winner while with the Angels and has won games for each of the 11 teams he has pitched for in his career. His 244th victory earlier this season pushed him past Hall of Famer Juan Marichal for the most by a Dominican pitcher.

''I always give thanks to God and to my family, all the support that I have from them,'' Colon said.

When Beltre struck out in the second against his old friend and former teammate, Hernandez laughed while playfully pointing him back toward the dugout. Beltre grounded into a double play in the third, but his 468th career homer was a solo shot to straightway center in the sixth that made it 11-4.

''I lost my command after the first two innings. Just leaving it in the middle of the plate and making a lot of mistakes,'' Hernandez said. ''That's it. See the results.''

Hernandez, whose 168 career wins are the most by a Venezuelan-born pitcher, struck out two and walked four. He was hurt by two errors by third baseman Seager that led to four unearned runs.

''I was just bad tonight, didn't catch them,'' Seager said.

The Mariners led 3-0 before Texas had a four-run third. Odor's double made it 3-all and Elvis Andrus had a tiebreaking RBI single to extend the longest active hitting streak in the majors, and his career best, to 18 games.

Profar's three-run homer made it 8-4 in the fifth right after Seager misplayed Beltre's two-out grounder.

Odor's two-run shot in the sixth was his 14th homer. Center fielder Cameron Maybin then made a running, leaping catch with his glove extended near the top of the wall to take a hit away from Andrus before Beltre put a shot over the wall.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Mariners: Maybin was struck on the upper leg while waiting in the on-deck circle in the ninth inning when Chris Herrmann sliced a foul ball. Maybe appeared to be OK, even smiling briefly. Maybin then grounded out.

UP NEXT

Yovani Gallardo, 6-1 since rejoining Texas in mid-June for the first time since 2015, starts the series finale against Seattle and lefty Marco Gonzales (12-6). While Gallardo has a 4.76 ERA in his past seven starts, the Rangers have averaged an MLB-best 11.57 runs per nine innings with the right-hander on the mound. No AL pitcher has more than his six wins in that span. Gonzales had won five starts in a row with a 1.57 ERA before losing Friday against Toronto.

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  • W: B. Colon (6-10)L: F. Hernandez (8-10)
  • HR: SEA - N. Cruz (30), K. Seager (19), TEX - A. Beltre (6), J. Profar (12), R. Odor (14)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Gordon 2B31100001.284.303.348.6504.0
M. Haniger RF30010011.262.353.452.8050.5
G. Heredia RF00000000.227.310.326.6370.0
D. Span LF40110000.265.346.423.7694.0
N. Cruz DH31111101.270.357.563.9207.0
K. Seager 3B41111002.231.280.424.7046.0
R. Healy 1B40000000.237.271.443.7130.0
C. Herrmann C40200010.235.322.412.7342.5
C. Maybin CF40200001.254.341.338.6792.0
A. Romine SS41100003.204.264.224.4892.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    S. Choo DH21010300.270.384.471.8555.0
    R. Odor 2B52241002.271.350.478.82812.0
    E. Andrus SS51110003.280.331.418.7483.0
    A. Beltre 3B42111011.280.335.392.7276.5
    J. Profar 1B41131000.253.340.450.7908.0
    J. Gallo RF31200100.196.311.473.7844.0
    R. Chirinos C21000100.223.336.447.7833.0
    W. Calhoun LF31110002.246.274.351.6253.0
    D. Robinson LF00000000.181.269.253.5220.0
    C. Tocci CF41200011.187.238.227.4642.5
      BATTING
      • 2B - C. Herrmann (4)
      • 3B - D. Gordon (5), D. Span (5)
      • HR - N. Cruz (30), K. Seager (19)
      • SF - M. Haniger (5)
      • SH - D. Gordon (9)
      • RBI - M. Haniger (70), D. Span (47), N. Cruz (72), K. Seager (61)
      BATTING
      • 2B - R. Odor (18)
      • HR - R. Odor (14), A. Beltre (6), J. Profar (12)
      • SF - W. Calhoun (2)
      • RBI - S. Choo (54), R. Odor 4 (44), E. Andrus (21), A. Beltre (34), J. Profar 3 (60), W. Calhoun (8)
      • 2-Out RBI - A. Beltre (8), J. Profar 3 (30)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - M. Haniger (10)
      • DP - 2 (Romine-Gordon-Healy; Healy)
      • E - K. Seager 2 (9)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Colon-Andrus-Profar)
      • E - W. Calhoun
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      F. Hernandez (L, 8-10)6.081174235.731.44-5.0
      C. Bradford2.02001003.141.143.0
      PITCHERSIP
      F. Hernandez (L, 8-10)6.0
      C. Bradford2.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      B. Colon (W, 6-10)7.08440125.181.2716.5
      J. Springs2.01001101.501.004.5
      PITCHERSIP
      B. Colon (W, 6-10)7.0
      J. Springs2.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - F. Hernandez (11)
      • Pitches-Strikes - F. Hernandez 90-57, C. Bradford 20-13
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - F. Hernandez 11-6, C. Bradford 2-2
      • Batters Faced - F. Hernandez 32, C. Bradford 7
      PITCHING
      • WP - B. Colon (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - B. Colon 94-60, J. Springs 33-19
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Colon 11-8, J. Springs 5-0
      • Batters Faced - B. Colon 28, J. Springs 8
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      D. Gordon 2B31100001.284.303.348.6504.0
      M. Haniger RF30010011.262.353.452.8050.5
      G. Heredia RF00000000.227.310.326.6370.0
      D. Span LF40110000.265.346.423.7694.0
      N. Cruz DH31111101.270.357.563.9207.0
      K. Seager 3B41111002.231.280.424.7046.0
      R. Healy 1B40000000.237.271.443.7130.0
      C. Herrmann C40200010.235.322.412.7342.5
      C. Maybin CF40200001.254.341.338.6792.0
      A. Romine SS41100003.204.264.224.4892.0
      Total334942129-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        S. Choo DH21010300.270.384.471.8555.0
        R. Odor 2B52241002.271.350.478.82812.0
        E. Andrus SS51110003.280.331.418.7483.0
        A. Beltre 3B42111011.280.335.392.7276.5
        J. Profar 1B41131000.253.340.450.7908.0
        J. Gallo RF31200100.196.311.473.7844.0
        R. Chirinos C21000100.223.336.447.7833.0
        W. Calhoun LF31110002.246.274.351.6253.0
        D. Robinson LF00000000.181.269.253.5220.0
        C. Tocci CF41200011.187.238.227.4642.5
        Total321110113529-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - C. Herrmann (4)
          • 3B - D. Gordon (5), D. Span (5)
          • HR - N. Cruz (30), K. Seager (19)
          • SF - M. Haniger (5)
          • SH - D. Gordon (9)
          • RBI - M. Haniger (70), D. Span (47), N. Cruz (72), K. Seager (61)
          BATTING
          • 2B - R. Odor (18)
          • HR - R. Odor (14), A. Beltre (6), J. Profar (12)
          • SF - W. Calhoun (2)
          • RBI - S. Choo (54), R. Odor 4 (44), E. Andrus (21), A. Beltre (34), J. Profar 3 (60), W. Calhoun (8)
          • 2-Out RBI - A. Beltre (8), J. Profar 3 (30)
          FIELDING
          • Outfield Assist - M. Haniger (10)
          • DP - 2 (Romine-Gordon-Healy; Healy)
          • E - K. Seager 2 (9)
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Colon-Andrus-Profar)
          • E - W. Calhoun
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          F. Hernandez (L, 8-10)6.081174235.731.44-5.0
          C. Bradford2.02001003.141.143.0
          Total8.010117523---
          PITCHERSIP
          F. Hernandez (L, 8-10)6.0
          C. Bradford2.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          B. Colon (W, 6-10)7.08440125.181.2716.5
          J. Springs2.01001101.501.004.5
          Total9.0944122---
          PITCHERSIP
          B. Colon (W, 6-10)7.0
          J. Springs2.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • HBP - F. Hernandez (11)
          • Pitches-Strikes - F. Hernandez 90-57, C. Bradford 20-13
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - F. Hernandez 11-6, C. Bradford 2-2
          • Batters Faced - F. Hernandez 32, C. Bradford 7
          PITCHING
          • WP - B. Colon (2)
          • Pitches-Strikes - B. Colon 94-60, J. Springs 33-19
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Colon 11-8, J. Springs 5-0
          • Batters Faced - B. Colon 28, J. Springs 8
          • 6TH INNING
            Beltre homered to center411
            Odor homered to right, Choo scored410
          • 5TH INNING
            Profar homered to right center, Andrus and Beltre scored48
            Haniger hit sacrifice fly to left, Romine scored45
          • 4TH INNING
            Calhoun hit sacrifice fly to center, Gallo scored35
          • 3RD INNING
            Andrus singled to left, Odor scored34
            Odor doubled to left center, Calhoun and Tocci scored33
            Choo grounded out to first, Chirinos scored, Calhoun to third, Tocci to second31
            Span tripled to deep center, Gordon scored30
          • 2ND INNING
            Seager homered to right20
            Cruz homered to left10
          • 9TH INNING
            • J. Springs Pitching:
            • R. Healy: Ball, Strike looking, Healy grounded out to second
            • C. Herrmann: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Herrmann doubled to deep left
            • C. Maybin: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Maybin grounded out to second, Herrmann to third
            • A. Romine: Romine grounded out to first
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Jeffrey Springs relieved Bartolo Colon
            • Drew Robinson in left field
            • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Haniger struck out looking
            • D. Span: Strike swinging, Ball, Span grounded out to first
            • N. Cruz: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cruz walked
            • K. Seager: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Seager grounded into fielder's choice to second, Cruz out at second
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Guillermo Heredia in right field
            • C. Tocci: Foul, Ball, Tocci singled to left
            • S. Choo: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Choo walked, Tocci to second
            • R. Odor: Odor reached on fielder's choice to first, Tocci to third, Choo out at second
            • E. Andrus: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Andrus lined into double play first, Odor out at first
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • B. Colon Pitching:
            • C. Herrmann: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Herrmann flied out to deep left
            • C. Maybin: Strike looking, Strike looking, Maybin singled to left, Maybin to second on left fielder Calhoun fielding error
            • A. Romine: Strike swinging, Ball, Romine flied out to deep center, Maybin to third
            • D. Gordon: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Gordon lined out to pitcher
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
            • Chasen Bradford relieved Felix Hernandez
            • J. Gallo: Foul, Gallo singled to deep right center, Gallo out at second
            • R. Chirinos: Strike swinging, Ball, Chirinos lined out to third
            • W. Calhoun: Foul, Ball, Calhoun grounded out to first
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • B. Colon Pitching:
            • N. Cruz: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Cruz lined out to center
            • K. Seager: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Seager flied out to deep right
            • R. Healy: Ball, Foul, Ball, Healy grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • F. Hernandez Pitching:
            • C. Tocci: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Tocci struck out swinging
            • S. Choo: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Choo walked
            • R. Odor: Strike looking, Odor homered to right, Choo scored
            • E. Andrus: Andrus flied out to deep center
            • A. Beltre: Beltre homered to center
            • J. Profar: Profar fouled out to first
            • End of the 6th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • B. Colon Pitching:
            • A. Romine: Ball, Ball, Romine singled to left
            • D. Gordon: Gordon hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Romine to second
            • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Romine to third on wild pitch, Ball, Ball, Haniger hit sacrifice fly to left, Romine scored
            • D. Span: Strike looking, Span grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • F. Hernandez Pitching:
            • S. Choo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Choo walked
            • R. Odor: Odor flied out to right
            • E. Andrus: Strike looking, Ball, Andrus reached on fielder's choice to third, Choo out at second
            • A. Beltre: Beltre reached on fielder's choice to left, Andrus to third on 3rd baseman Seager fielding error
            • J. Profar: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Profar homered to right center, Andrus and Beltre scored
            • J. Gallo: Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Gallo singled to center
            • R. Chirinos: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Chirinos hit by pitch, Gallo to second
            • W. Calhoun: Calhoun fouled out to third
            • End of the 5th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
          • 4TH INNING
            • B. Colon Pitching:
            • R. Healy: Strike looking, Ball, Healy grounded out to shortstop
            • C. Herrmann: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Herrmann struck out looking
            • C. Maybin: Strike looking, Maybin grounded out to pitcher
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • F. Hernandez Pitching:
            • J. Profar: Profar grounded out to first
            • J. Gallo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gallo walked
            • R. Chirinos: Strike looking, Chirinos reached on fielder's choice to left, Gallo to third on 3rd baseman Seager fielding error
            • W. Calhoun: Calhoun hit sacrifice fly to center, Gallo scored
            • C. Tocci: Ball, Strike looking, Tocci grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Chirinos out at second
            • End of the 4th (1 Run, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
          • 3RD INNING
            • B. Colon Pitching:
            • D. Gordon: Ball, Gordon tripled to deep center
            • M. Haniger: Haniger grounded out to third
            • D. Span: Foul, Span tripled to deep center, Gordon scored
            • N. Cruz: Cruz grounded out to third
            • K. Seager: Ball, Seager popped out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • F. Hernandez Pitching:
            • R. Chirinos: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Chirinos walked
            • W. Calhoun: Ball, Calhoun singled to center, Chirinos to second
            • C. Tocci: Tocci reached on bunt single to pitcher, Chirinos to third, Calhoun to second
            • S. Choo: Strike looking, Ball, Choo grounded out to first, Chirinos scored, Calhoun to third, Tocci to second
            • R. Odor: Foul, Odor doubled to left center, Calhoun and Tocci scored
            • E. Andrus: Ball, Andrus singled to left, Odor scored
            • A. Beltre: Pickoff attempt, Beltre grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Andrus out at second
            • End of the 3rd (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • B. Colon Pitching:
            • N. Cruz: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Cruz homered to left
            • K. Seager: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Seager homered to right
            • R. Healy: Strike looking, Healy grounded out to shortstop
            • C. Herrmann: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Herrmann singled to right
            • C. Maybin: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Maybin singled to left, Herrmann to second
            • A. Romine: Romine grounded into double play pitcher to shortstop to first, Maybin out at second
            • Middle of the 2nd (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • F. Hernandez Pitching:
            • A. Beltre: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Beltre struck out swinging
            • J. Profar: Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Profar grounded out to second
            • J. Gallo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Gallo popped out to third
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • B. Colon Pitching:
            • D. Gordon: Gordon grounded out to second
            • M. Haniger: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Haniger flied out to deep right
            • D. Span: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Span grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • F. Hernandez Pitching:
            • S. Choo: Strike swinging, Choo grounded out to pitcher
            • R. Odor: Ball, Strike looking, Odor grounded out to shortstop
            • E. Andrus: Ball, Andrus grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)