LEADING OFF: Hamels in Texas debut, Cespedes slugs for Mets

A look at what's happening all around the major leagues Saturday:

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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.

PIRATES ACE

Gerrit Cole, who leads the major leagues in wins, takes a 14-4 record into Pittsburgh's game at Cincinnati.

PUSHED BACK

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.

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