ARLINGTON, Texas — Growing up in the Arlington area, RHP Nathan Karns has had the dream for a long time. Tonight, it becomes reality as he starts for the Rays at the same stadium where he used to sit and watch."I've seen my share of Rangers games there, from the top row to the first row," Karns said. "It's going to be something awesome for me to give back to my parents and everyone else involved who got me to this point."The ticket list is 30 as of now, and that's just mainly family. Karns knows plenty of other friends, former teammates and coaches are coming out as well.Karns recalls being down on the field once for a workout during his senior season at Martin High, but the rest of his memories were in the stands, idolizing Pudge Rodriguez — "I had this little demo bat they gave away I used to hit rocks with" — because he wanted to be a catcher."The opportunity is something I've definitely dreamt about for a long time, but now that it's coming up I'm really focused on the game," Karns said. "It's one of those times to try to keep my head in the game and not too much in the stands and just try to have fun." PITCHING IN: RHP Chris Archer will take part in a Q-and-A this afternoon with 13- to 18-year-olds participating in the RBI World Series at Globe Life Park. Archer has spoken to RBI programs in several cities this season. ROSTER SHUFFLE: OF Desmond Jennings comes off the DL today for his first action since April. OF Joey Butler was optioned to Triple-A Durham to make room. Assuming all goes well with LHP Drew Smyly 's bullpen session, he will be activated, possibly as soon as Sunday, and the Rays will have to make another move (either a position player or reliever RHP Kirby Yates ). They also will have to create a spot on the 40-man roster. WELL-RESTED: Thursday was the Rays third off-day in an eight-day span, and manager Kevin Cash said they could use the rest, especially as they open a 10-game, three-city, cross-country trip. "It has been nice," Cash said. "We've been able to kind of align our pitching staff a little bit, and it has allowed for some guys to get fresher in the bullpen." MISCELLANY: The four-game winning streak is one shy of the Rays' season high. … OF Grady Sizemore has six homers and 14 RBIs in 24 games. … The Rangers have three former Rays catchers — Chris Gimenez and Bobby Wilson are active, Robinson Chirinos on the DL.