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Rays-Royals Wednesday preview

Tonight: at Royals

8:15, Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City

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

Probable pitchers

RAYS: RH Chris Archer (3-6, 4.62)

ROYALS: LH Danny Duffy (0-0, 3.23)

On Archer: Coming off season-high eight-inning outing. Is 3-2, 3.32 over past seven games after 0-4, 7.32 start. Is 0-2, 6.27 in three starts vs. Royals, allowing nine runs over six innings in July.

On Duffy: Makes his fourth start since joining the rotation, 0-0, 3.55 thus far. Retired first 16 in last start, then allowed five runs, including grand slam. Is 0-1, 3.75 in two starts vs. Rays.

Key matchups

RAYS VS. DUFFY

Brandon Guyer 3-for-3, HR

Desmond Jennings 1-for-4

Evan Longoria 1-for-4

Brad Miller 2-for-7

ROYALS VS. ARCHER

Lorenzo Cain 3-for-4, HR

Jarrod Dyson 2-for-7, HR

Alcides Escobar 7-for-9

Kendrys Morales 7-for-11, HR

Royals flush

The Rays have certainly had their problems in Kansas City, losing 14 of their past 15 games at Kauffman Stadium and being outscored 109-46. Since 2012 overall, the Rays are 6-22 vs. the Royals, their worst record vs. any AL opponent.

Rays-Royals Wednesday preview 05/31/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 12:10am]
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