• San Francisco Giants Hunter Pence, right, gets a greeted by third base coach Roberto Kelly (39) as he rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run in the 11th inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015.  The Giants won 9-7. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Pence home as Giants rally 9-7, ruin Hamels’ debut in Texas

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Hunter Pence’s homecoming and San Francisco’s big bats trumped Cole Hamels’ debut in Texas.

  • Toronto Blue Jays newly acquired starting pitcher David Price smiles in the dugout as his team plays the Kansas City Royals during the second inning of a baseball game, Friday, July 31, 2015 in Toronto.  (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Mets get Cespedes at trade deadline

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Mets finally landed the bat they were looking for in Yoenis Cespedes just ahead of Friday’s trade deadline, and Cole Hamels confirmed he blocked a trade to Houston before Philadelphia dealt its ace to Texas.

  • Former Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels  takes questions from the media after being traded to the Texas Rangers prior to the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Friday, July 31, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

    Rangers get Hamels from Phillies for 2015 _ and beyond

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — With Cole Hamels, the Texas Rangers have gotten another ace in hopes of getting back to the playoffs — in 2015 and beyond.