Bartolo Colon pitched seven strong innings as the Texas Rangers defeated the Seattle Mariners 11-4 on Tuesday night.

The victory, the 246th of his career, made Colon the winningest pitcher born in Latin America.

The right-hander made history on his sixth try since earning his 245th win on June 30 to match the mark held by Nicaragua's Dennis Martinez.

"It was a long journey, but it finally came and it feels good," Colon said.