Rays vs. Royals
When/where: 7:10 tonight, Tropicana Field
TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)
Tickets: $7-200, available at Tropicana Field box office, Ticketmaster, raysbaseball.com, team Tampa store; $3 surcharge within 5 hours of game time.
Promotion: Rays Rally 'Stache to all fans, presented by Dali Museum.
RAYS: RH Erasmo Ramirez (10-4, 3.66) ROYALS: RH Edinson Volquez (11-7, 3.40)
On Ramirez: Coming off no-decision at Oakland where he allowed eight hits. Is 10-3, 2.78 in 18 starts since moving into rotation full time. Got a no-decision in only start vs. Royals in 2013.
On Volquez: Coming off rough start vs. Boston, allowing six runs over 6 2/3 innings. Has allowed only a .188 average with RISP. Is 2-0, 2.59 in four starts vs. Rays, including July 7 no-decision.
ROYALS VS. RAMIREZ
Alcides Escobar 0-for-3
Alex Rios 3-for-8
Ben Zobrist 4-for-9, 2 HR
RAYS VS. volquez
John Jaso 3-for-7 HR
Evan Longoria 4-for-12
James Loney 2-for-16
Saturday: vs. Royals, 6:10. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (6-6, 3.02); Royals — RH Kris Medlen (2-0, 3.10)
Sunday: vs. Royals, 1:10. Rays — RH Nathan Karns (7-5, 3.69); Royals — LH Danny Duffy (7-6, 4.13)
Monday: at Orioles, 7:05. Rays — RH Chris Archer (11-9, 2.77); Orioles — LH Wei-Yin Chen (8-6, 3.17)
Tuesday: at Orioles, 7:05. Rays — LH Drew Smyly (1-2, 3.42); Orioles — RH Chris Tillman (9-8, 4.51)
Marc Topkin, Times staff writer