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

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.