Colon perfect through 6 innings for Rangers vs Astros

Texas Rangers' starting pitcher Bartolo Colon throws against the Houston Astros during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 15, 2018, in

HOUSTON (AP) — Bartolo Colon is pitching a perfect game through six innings for the Texas Rangers against the Houston Astros.

The 44-year-old Colon has struck out seven and thrown 76 pitches, 53 for strikes. He went to an 0-2 count against 10 of the first 18 batters he faced.

Texas leads 1-0 on a home run by Robinson Chirinos off Justin Verlander in the third, the only hit of the game.