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PORT CHARLOTTE, FL - FEBRUARY 26:  Pitcher Chris Archer #22 of the Tampa Bay Rays poses for a portrait at Charlotte Sports Park during photo day on February 26, 2014 in Port Charlotte, Florida.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
PORT CHARLOTTE, FL - FEBRUARY 26: Pitcher Chris Archer #22 of the Tampa Bay Rays poses for a portrait at Charlotte Sports Park during photo day on February 26, 2014 in Port Charlotte, Florida. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Published Aug. 9, 2015

Rays vs. Mets

When/where: 1:10 today; Tropicana Field

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

Tickets: $7-275, available at Tropicana Field box office, Ticketmaster, raysbaseball.com, team Tampa store; $3 surcharge within 5 hours of game time.

Promotion: Rays soap dispenser for all kids under 14; mascots of other teams join Raymond.

Probable pitchers

RAYS: RH Chris Archer (9-8, 2.54)

METS: RH Bartolo Colon (10-10, 4.72)

On Archer: Snapped a six-start winless streak Tuesday in Chicago when matched up with fellow All-Star Chris Sale. Has thrown 100-plus pitches in eight straight starts. Has not faced Mets.

On Colon: Snapped a seven-start winless streak Monday in Miami, working a season-high-tying eight innings, allowing one run. Had a 6.16 ERA in previous seven. Is 9-5, 4.00 in 23 starts vs. Rays, 0-4, 6.00 in past seven.

Key matchups

METS VS. ARCHER

Yoenis Cespedes 2-for-6

C. Granderson 0-for-3

Kelly Johnson 1-for-4

RAYS VS. COLON

Asdrubal Cabrera 1-for-14

Evan Longoria 4-for-11

Grady Sizemore 3-for-16

On deck

Monday: Off

Tuesday: vs. Braves, 7:10. Rays — RH Erasmo Ramirez (8-4, 3.83); Braves — RH Williams Perez (4-2, 4.48)

Wednesday: vs. Braves, 7:10. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (6-6, 2.86); Braves — RH Matt Wisler (5-2, 4.85)

Thursday: Off

Rays disabled list

• OF Desmond Jennings, left knee surgery, 15-day, eligible May 11, targeting this week

• LHP Drew Smyly, torn labrum, 60-day, eligible July 5, targeting mid August

• OF Steven Souza Jr., left hand fracture, eligible Aug. 17, targeting mid September

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer