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Colon Bags Win #150; Sox beat O's 6-3

June 11, 2008 Boston, MA
Bartolo Colon picked up the 150th win of his career as the Red Sox survived a mini-rally in the 9th inning by the Orioles.

I don't really think about the wins," Colon, who signed a minor league contract in spring training, said through a translator. "Every start I do, I'm starting to feel a little better."
Colon (4-1) got his last win of 2007 on June 14. On Wednesday, he allowed one run in six innings under a contract worth $1.2 million plus performance and roster bonuses.

The 35-year-old right-hander already has more than half as many wins as he totaled over the last two injury-plagued seasons with the Los Angeles Anges when he was 7-13 with a 5.72 ERA in 29 games. This season, he's looked more like the pitcher who won the Cy Young three years ago with a 21-8 record and a 3.48 ERA.

Varitek's three-run homer capped the five-run first against Garrett Olson (5-2). Varitek hadn't been feeling well and was replaced in the ninth by Kevin Cash. "I wasn't feeling real good all game," Varitek said. "I'm pretty achy and [Francona] with the five-run lead decided to make the switch. ... I'll get a good night's sleep and we'll see."

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