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Giants ruin Hamels' Rangers debut with 11-inning victory

ARLINGTON, Texas If the Giants had a little more fruit on the minor league vine, and the willingness to pluck it, Cole Hamels easily could have started on their side Saturday night. They came close enough to making a franchise-altering deal at the trade deadline that the Philadelphia Phillies approached Hamels and got him to waive his no-trade provision to go to San Francisco. But the Texas Rangers won the bidding, Hamels made his debut against the Giants and the night ended with a very different kind of homecoming. Hunter Pence hit a tying single to cap a three-run comeback in the eighth inning, then tagged a solo home run in the 11th as the Giants rallied for a 9-7 victory. Brandon Belt...

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