Ex-Brave Bartolo Colon gets standing ovation for short outing with Twins

Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn

Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn

New uniform, similar results.

Former Braves pitcher Bartolo Colon made his first start for the Minnesota Twins Tuesday night against the New York Yankees in Minneapolis.

The 44-year-old pitcher was pulled with none out in the fifth inning after allowing eight hits and four earned runs.

The Twins played the song "Sexy and I Know It" during Colon's warmups before the game at Target Field and the player affectionately nicknamed “Big Sexy” left the game to a standing ovation from the home fans.

Colon started strong, pitching three shutout innings and allowing just two hits. He gave up a run in the fourth, and in the fifth he allowed a single and two doubles to start the inning and left with the game tied at three. But Twins reliever Ryan Pressly gave up a single and a home run and one of the runs was charged to Colon.

Colon (0-1) struck out three and did not walk a batter. His ERA stands at 9.00. The Twins lost the game 6-3.

Colon was designated for assignment by the Braves on June 29. He was 2-8 with an

8.14 ERA in 13 starts. The Twins signed him to a minor-league contract and called him up to make Tuesday’s start.

The former AL Cy Young Award winner has 235 victories in the majors.