Giants win 9-7 in 11 innings to spoil Texas debut for Hamels

Aug 2, 2015 12:34 AM by Ross Field

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Cole Hamels followed up his no-hitter by pitching into the eighth inning of his Texas debut without a decision as the Rangers lost 9-7 to the San Francisco Giants in 11 innings Saturday night.

Hunter Pence led off the 11th inning with a homer off Sam Dyson (0-1), another pitcher in his first game for Texas.

Brandon Belt homered twice for the Giants, who have won 14 of their last 17 games. Belt led off the third with his 11th homer, and added another solo shot in the 11th off Sam Freeman.

Hamels, the first pitcher traded during a season immediately after throwing a no-hitter, left with the Rangers up 7-4 after Joe Panik's two-out double in the eighth. Reliever Tanner Scheppers then allowed three consecutive run-scoring hits.

Hunter Strickland (2-1), the seventh Giants pitcher, threw two scoreless innings before Santiago Casilla worked the 11th for his 27th save.

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