LEADING OFF: Hamels in Texas debut, Cespedes slugs for Mets
A look at what's happening all around the major leagues Saturday:
NEW TEAM FOR NO-NO HAMELS
Cole Hamels, the first player traded midseason following a no-hitter, makes his Texas Rangers' debut on Saturday night against the World Series champion Giants following his trade from Philadelphia. Hamels no-hit the Cubs at Wrigley Field on July 25. Chris Heston, who threw a no-hitter earlier this season starts for San Francisco.
SLUGGER IN THE CITI
Yoenis Cespedes is expected to make his New York Mets' debut on Saturday night against Washington in a matchup of the NL East leaders.
Gerrit Cole, who leads the major leagues in wins, takes a 14-4 record into Pittsburgh's game at Cincinnati.
Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw had his start pushed back a second time for a sore left hip. He will try again, taking a 29 inning scoreless streak in an outing against the Angels.
ACE IN WAITING?
A day after the Phillies traded their ace Cole Hamels, top prospect Aaron Nola makes his third big league start, facing the Braves and right-hander Matt Wisler.