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    Friday, August 2nd (All times Eastern)

    Kansas City Royals (54-51) at New York Mets (48-58), 7:10 p.m.

    Probable Starting Pitchers: Kansas City - Wade Davis (5-9, 5.50) New York - Dillon Gee (7-8, 4.13)

    (Sports Network) - Right-hander Dillon Gee can get back to the .500 mark on Friday night when the New York Mets return to Citi Field to host the Kansas City Royals in the opener of a three-game interleague series.

    The 27-year-old Texan began the season at 0-3 and fell as far as 2-6 before ultimately pulling even at 7-7 with a 4-2 defeat of the Pittsburgh Pirates on July 14 at PNC Park.

    Gee allowed an unearned run on five hits in 6 2/3 innings of that game, which pared his earned run average from 4.60 to 4.32.

    He trimmed it further by tossing seven scoreless innings in a no-decision against Atlanta on July 22 - a 2-1 loss by the Mets - but subsequently allowed four runs in seven innings of a 4-1 loss at Washington in his last outing on July 27.

    Gee has never faced the Royals.

    He'll face Kansas City's Wade Davis, who'll again try to stave off double- digit losses for the third time in his career.

    Davis, a third-round pick of Tampa Bay in 2004, went 12-10 and 11-10 with the Rays in 2010 and 2011 before ultimately heading to the Royals in a seven- player trade in December.

    He dropped four straight starts between June 29 and July 22 to fall to 4-9 on the season, but bounced back with a 1-0 defeat of the Chicago White Sox on July 27 - allowing four hits in 7 1/3 scoreless innings.

    His previous win had come against the Rays back on June 16.

    On Thursday in Minnesota, Billy Butler tallied two hits, two RBI and a run scored as Kansas City won its season-high ninth straight game, a 7-2 triumph over the Twins to complete a three-game sweep.

    The Royals hadn't won nine in a row since they started the 2003 campaign 9-0.

    Justin Maxwell, who was acquired Wednesday before the non-waiver deadline from the Houston Astros for pitcher Kyle Smith, made his Royals debut. He had a hit, an RBI and scored a run.

    James Shields (6-7) labored through six innings. He allowed two runs on five hits and five walks for the Royals, who finished off their first sweep of the Twins in Minnesota in 14 years.

    In Miami, Donovan Solano chased Matt Harvey from the game with a single that drove in two runs in the sixth inning, helping the Marlins beat the Mets, 3-0, in the finale of a four-game series.

    Harvey (8-3) allowed only one hit before running into trouble in the sixth inning, where he gave up all three runs. He struck out eight in 5 2/3 innings.

    Miami's offense gave Harvey his first earned run since the All-Star break, snapping a streak of 20 2/3 innings.

    Justin Turner went 2-for-4 for the Mets, who have only won two times in their last seven games.

    The Royals and Mets entered the weekend having split six all-time matchups. New York won two of three at home in 2002 and Kansas City did the same in a three-game series in 2004.

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      Bill Schifino, Jr talks about being President-Elect of the Florida Bar Video included

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      Trio sets off on 900 mile trek across Florida Video included

      Updated:

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      How this guide dog helps one blind triathlete chase her Paralympic dream

      Updated:

      Every time Paralympic hopeful Amy Dixon makes it to the end of another grueling triathlon, she knows her trusty companion will be waiting for her at the finish line. Sixteen years after she lost vision in her right eye, which she says she viewed as "a death sentence" at the time,  More>>

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      Updated:

      Three rhinoceroses escaped from their site at a safari zoo in Israel this week, NBC reported.  More>>

      VIRAL VIDEO: Bossy 4-year-old girl feeds 6 pit bull dogs

      Little Girl Controls Pit Bull Dogs | Future Dog Trainer, Jukin Video on YouTube Little Girl Controls Pit Bull Dogs | Future Dog Trainer, Jukin Video on YouTube
      Updated:

      A video of a very authoritative 4-year-old girl feeding six very obedient pit pulls in the middle of a kitchen has gone viral on the web and is prompting a heated debate about the pit bull breed.
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      8 fun things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend | January 17-18 Video included

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      See 8 fun things happening this weekend in Tampa Bay!
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      'Birdman,' 'Budapest' top Oscar nominations with 9 nods each

      Updated:

      Two extravagant comedies, "Birdman" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel," tied for the most Oscar nominations Thursday morning with nine nods each, including best picture. More>>

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