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Today at Citi Field, the Mets, who have lost 9 of their 11, play a rubber game against the Padres at 1:10 pm ET.

Daisuke Matsuzaka (3-0, 2.95 ERA) will start for the Mets against Padres RHP Ian Kennedy (5-7, 3.63).

The Mets leave for a three-game series in St. Louis after the game.

Curtis Granderson is expected to return to the starting lineup after missing three starts with a sore calf muscle.

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