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Mets Vs. Marlins Preview: Game Time, TV Schedule, Probable Pitchers

The Miami Marlins visit the New York Mets for a weekend series beginning Friday, as the Mets will try to put an end to their current five-game losing streak.

MIAMI, FL - MAY 12:  David Wright #5 of the New York Mets hits during a game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on May 12, 2012 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - MAY 12: David Wright #5 of the New York Mets hits during a game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on May 12, 2012 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)
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The New York Mets will welcome the Miami Marlins to town for a weekend series beginning Friday, as the Mets look to snap their current five-game losing skid.

New York is reeling after getting swept by the Philadelphia Phillies at home, ending with an ugly 16-1 shellacking on Thursday night.

Meanwhile, the Marlins were off Thursday after losing two out of three at home to the NL Wild Card-leading Atlanta Braves. They were shut out on Wednesday, 3-0, thanks largely to eight strong innings from Braves starter Kris Medlen.

Jacob Turner (1-2, 3.75 ERA) takes the mound for Miami on Friday after winning his last start, 4-0, on Sept. 14 against the Cincinnati Reds, giving up only two hits in seven innings of work.

The Mets will start Jonathon Niese (11-9, 3.46 ERA), who defeated the Milwaukee Brewers on Sept. 14, tossing six innings and allowing two earned runs on six hits in the 7-3 win.

First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. ET at Citi Field. The game can be seen on SportsNet New York.

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