3: Number of times the Rays have given up leads of at least four runs in the past week.
5: Runs scored by the Rays in the third inning, their most prolific since the sixth on April 13.
20: Number of walks by Rays pitchers in the three games.
300: Games played at Jacobs Field by the Indians, of which they've won 193.
QUOTE OF THE DAY "It's not the greatest feeling."
_ ROBERTO HERNANDEZ
Who gave up five runs in the ninth and lost the closer's job.
TUESDAY: RAYS AT ROYALS
WHEN/WHERE: 8:05 p.m.; Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City.
TV/RADIO: Ch. 32; WFLA-AM 970, WLVU-FM 106.3
PITCHERS: Tampa Bay LHP Wilson Alvarez (3-3, 3.62) vs. Kansas City RHP Hipolito Pichardo (1-2, 4.08).
WHAT TO LOOK FOR: With a number of players slowed by nagging injuries, the Rays can use today's off day. OF Rich Butler, hit on the hand by a pitch Thursday, should be ready to return to the lineup Tuesday. The day of rest also will be good for OF Dave Martinez, who sprained his left shoulder Wednesday. The Rays also have Thursday off.
ETC: The Royals also are off today. Kansas City OF Johnny Damon is from Orlando. The Rays' next home game is Friday night against Baltimore.
INFORMATION: Call 825-3137.