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For starters, Rays at Royals, with Archer on the hill

UPDATE, 6:01: Jennings dropped to 7th in Rays order:

Upton cf,

Pena 1b,

Keppinger 3b,

Matsui DH,

Zobrist rf,

S-Rod ss,

Jennings lf,

Conrad 2b,

Lobaton c,

Archer p

BREAKING: Coming off Monday's flat 8-0 loss, the Rays will take on the Royals again tonight in Kansas City.

Rookie RHP Chris Archer will make his second big-league start, and will be opposed by veteran LHP Bruce Chen.

Monday's game was over early, as RHP Alex Cobb got hit early and often, and the Rays managed only seven hits against Royals RHP Luke Hochevar.

Because of the sweltering Midwest heat, the Rays canceled batting practice for today and pushed back the times of the bus to the stadium. Several players were out on the field early this afternoon playing Frisbee, including LHPs David Price and Matt Moore and Cobb.

Posted by Marc Topkin at 4:28:17 pm on June 26, 2012