The 45-year-old passes Dennis Martinez for the most wins by a Latin-born pitcher, doing it in his sixth start since earning win No. 245. He did give up four runs on eight hits, but improved to 6-10 on the season for the last-place Rangers, who recorded their 50th win. Colon retired 14 of the last 16 hitters he faced on the night, this after giving up back-to-back home runs to Nelson Cruz and Kyle Seager.
He got plenty of support from his offense, as Adrian Beltre, Jurickson Profar, and Rougned Odor all went deep, and Odor also added a two-run double. All of this damage came against Felix Hernandez, who gave up a career-high 11 runs, seven of which were earned, over six innings in his 10th loss of the year. He struck out two and walked four on the night, although he got little help from his defense. Two errors against the third baseman Seager allowed four more runs to score for the home team.
Beltre's long ball came in the sixth inning and was his 468th career homer, helping Texas overcome an early 3-0 deficit. Elvin Andrus had an RBI single on the night to extend the longest active hitting streak in the majors to 18 games. These two teams will play a matinee series finale on Wednesday afternoon.