Bartolo Colon nearly made history Sunday night.

The 44-year-old pitcher was perfect through seven innings against the Astros before walking Carlos Correa to leadoff the eighth inning. Colon lost his no-hit bid the following at-bat when Josh Reddick smacked a double to center.

Colon was pulled two outs later, giving up a SAC fly to lose his shutout as well.

At 44 years and 326 days old, Big Sexy would have been the oldest pitcher in history to record a perfect game or a no-hitter.

Bartolo Colon nearly recorded a perfect game Sunday.

Bartolo Colon nearly recorded a perfect game Sunday.

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Nolan Ryan (44 years, 90 days) is the oldest player to throw a no-hitter and Randy Johnson (40 years, 252 days) is the oldest player to throw a perfect game.

Colon struck out seven and gave up one earned run through 7.2 innings.

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