Jon Niese (5-4, 2.88) gets the start for the Mets, opposed by Yu Darvish (8-4, 2.42 ERA) for Texas.
David Wright, who has been out since last Friday with a sore left shoulder, is expected to return to the lineup.
Dillon Gee, on the disabled list since May 11 with a strained right lat, is scheduled to make a rehab start for Single-A Brooklyn.
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