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    December 4, 2022 7:40 AM EST

    On this date in Texas Rangers history, Rangers pitcher Bartolo Coln won his 246th career game, making him the winningest Major League pitcher born in Latin America. The moment came on August 7, 2018 as Coln was playing the final season of his 21-year big league career. At 45 years of age, he was winding down a 7-12 season for Steven Matz Jersey the Rangers. At Globe Life Park in Arlington, Coln and the Rangers hosted the Seattle Mariners as he was looking for his sixth win of the season.Coln threw well that night, going seven innings, giving up four runs on eight hits while striking out one and walking none. Coln and the Rangers were down 3-0 going into the bottom of the third inning, then the Rangers offense went Zack Wheeler Jersey off scoring four runs in the third inning to take the lead, and eventually a 12 Keon Broxton Jersey -5 win. Jurickson Profar, Rougned Odor and Adrin Beltr all hit home runs for the Rangers. Odor, Joey Gallo and Carlos Tocci each had two hits. Few pitchers can say they threw longer than Coln, who broke into the Majors in 1997 with Cleveland and pitched until 2018, with a one-year break in 2010. His best season came in 2005, when he led the American League with 21 wins while pitching for the Los Angeles Angels. It also turned out to be the season he won his only Cy Young Award. That capped a 10- Mookie Wilson Jersey year run of 10-win seasons, along with two All-Star nods. He resurrected his career in 2012, winning 10 games for Oakland. After that, he won 18 games for Oakland in 2013 at the age of 40, and then won 15, 14 and 15 games respectively for the New York Mets from 2014-16, with his 15 wins in 2016 earning him Robinson Cano Jersey his final All-Star Game berth. Scroll to ContinueHe finished his career with 247 wins and 2,535 strikeouts. Also on this date Aug. 7, 2011: Michael Young became the first Rangers player to reach 2,000 hits, hitting an infield single off Clevelands Josh Tomlin. More From SI's :