HOUSTON, Texas.- The Dominican Bartolo Colon maintained a perfect game until the eighth inning and the Venezuelan Robinson Chirinos produced the three races with which the Texas Rangers won 3-1 to the Houston Astros in 10 innings. The 44-year-old starter He dominated the defending champions for seven innings, retiring in order to the first 21 batters in an entertaining pitching duel with Astros ace Justin Verlander. Colon gave passport to Puerto Rican Carlos Correa in a 3-1 pitch at the start of the eighth inning before Josh Reddick hit a double to right field on account of 0-2 that left runners in second and third. The Houston crowd gave Colon a standing ovation and the pitcher responded by clapping with one hand and the glove. Two outs later, he was substituted with the 1-1 draw. One of the favorite players of fans of all majors, the right nicknamed “Big Sexy”, plays with his ninth team of the last 11 seasons. Chirinos homered in the only hit that allowed Verlander to strike out 11 in more than eight innings. In the tenth inning, Chirinos hit a two-run double to Héctor Rondón’s (1-1) shot that reached the center-field wall. Jake Diekman came out of a rush from the mound in the bottom of the inning to add his first save.