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Mets' Jonathon Niese to pitch Friday

Updated: July 1, 2011, 9:04 AM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

DETROIT -- New York Mets left-hander Jonathon Niese will start Friday's Subway Series opener on schedule, even though doctors haven't found a cause for the rapid heartbeat he has experienced on the mound once or twice a month.

Niese was pulled in the sixth inning Saturday at Texas as a precaution when the recurring issue surfaced. Niese underwent a battery of heart-related tests Tuesday at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and wore a Holter monitor for 24 hours that detected nothing ...

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