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NEW YORK—With five games left before the All-Star break, the Mets are trying to not let what was a surprisingly good first half turn into a disappointing finish. After going on an amazing 21-7 stretch from May 22 through June 23, the Mets have played sub-.500 baseball over their last 11 games, going 5-6. At times during their great 28-game run, the Mets seemed unstoppable and poised to take over the NL East. Lately, they're managing to stay afloat and not fall too far behind the surging first-place Braves while maintaing a small lead over the pesky Phillies. If they'd like to continue to play meaningful games past the three-day break starting Monday, the Mets will have to start supporting their ace, Johan Santana, and that starts tonight. Johan Santana was great in his last ...

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