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Ike Davis has turned an atrocious first half into a 30-homer season as the New York Mets prepare to host the Pittsburgh Pirates in Tuesday’s second contest of a four-game set. Davis homered twice and drove in a career-best five runs as New York won the opener of the series. Davis was batting below .200 when July started and has hit 18 homers since the All-Star break. Pittsburgh has lost 14 of its last 17 games.