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Rays: Longoria helps out cancer charity

Rays vs. Indians

When/where: 1:40 p.m.; Tropicana Field

TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)

Tickets: $18-$275, available at Tropicana Field box office, Ticketmaster,, team Tampa store; $3 surcharge within 5 hours of game time.

Promotion: Rays Sun Hat to first 10,000 women.

Probable pitchers

Rays: RH Chris Archer (2-1, 4.91)

INDIANS: RH Josh Tomlin (1-0, 1.35)

On Archer: Hasn't made it more than five innings past two starts. Has allowed .364 average to right-handers; .173 before this season. Lost to Indians in one prior outing, 2013 debut on June 1.

On Tomlin: Returned at end of 2013 from Tommy John elbow ligament surgery. Opened '14 at Triple-A Columbus before Tuesday promotion, beating Twins. Is 1-2, 4.38 in four starts vs. Rays.

Key matchups


Matt Joyce 4-for-9, HR

Jose Molina 4-for-7, HR

Ben Zobrist 0-for-10


Michael Bourn 0-for-3

Asdrubal Cabrera 1-for-3, HR

Nick Swisher 1-for-1

On deck

Monday: at Mariners, 10:10. Rays — LH Cesar Ramos (1-1, 2.96); Mariners — RH Felix Hernandez (3-1, 2.73)

Tuesday: at Mariners, 10:10. Rays — LH David Price (3-3, 4.53); Mariners — RH Hisashi Iwakuma (2-0, 2.45)

Wednesday: at Mariners, 3:40. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (1-3, 5.79); Mariners — RH Brandon Maurer (1-1, 6.20)

Thursday: at Angels, 10:05. Rays — LH Erik Bedard (2-1, 3.38); Angels — TBA

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

Doing his part

3B Evan Longoria was up early Saturday for a great cause, the Miles for Moffitt charity event at USF. Longoria sounded the horn to start the 1-mile walk/run (right), then, with fiancee Jaime Edmondson and 15-month-old daughter Elle, joined the crowd. The event drew a record 7,500 participants and raised more than $500,000, with proceeds going to the Moffitt Cancer Center.

And doing his part

RHP Chris Archer visited the Burg Baseball program in south St. Petersburg on Saturday afternoon, playing catch and inviting members of the Heat squad to today's game — which he is starting — as guests of the Rays. The Burg program is a nonprofit organization that provides free baseball to St. Petersburg youths.

Numbers of the day


Four-hour-plus games the Rays have played this season of their 37


Straight games of more than 3 hours played (28 in all).

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