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Rays-Royals Monday preview

PORT CHARLOTTE, FL - FEBRUARY 25:  Pitcher Chris Archer #22 of the Tampa Bay Rays poses for a photo during the Rays' photo day on February 25, 2016 at Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte, Florida.  (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)
PORT CHARLOTTE, FL - FEBRUARY 25: Pitcher Chris Archer #22 of the Tampa Bay Rays poses for a photo during the Rays' photo day on February 25, 2016 at Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)
Published Aug. 1, 2016

Tonight: vs. Royals

7:10, Tropicana Field

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

Tickets: $15-$275; available at Tropicana Field box office, raysbaseball.com, team Tampa store; surcharge of up to $5 within 5 hours of game time.

Promotion: Military Monday — two free tickets for all active duty military, retired and honorably discharged veterans.

Probable pitchers

RAYS: RH Chris Archer (5-14, 4.42)

ROYALS: LH Danny Duffy (6-1, 3.22)

On Archer: Has pitched at least six innings in 11 of his past 12 starts after pitching that deep in four of his first 10. Is 0-3 with a 6.20 ERA in four career starts against the Royals.

On Duffy: Has pitched six or more innings in his past six starts, going 4-0 with a 3.00 ERA during that stretch. Is 3-1 with a 2.54 ERA on the road this season in 15 appearances, six of them starts.

Key matchups

RAYS VS. DUFFY

Curt Casali 1-for-2, HR

Logan Forsythe 2-for-3

Brandon Guyer 3-5, HR

Evan Longoria 3-for-7

Brad Miller 3-for-10

ROYALS VS. ARCHER

Lorenzo Cain 5-7, HR

Jarrod Dyson 2-for-8, HR

Alcides Escobar 8-for-12

Kendrys Morales 8-for-13, HR

Duck!

A foul ball that Yankees 1B Bob Refsnyder hit into the radio booth during the second inning struck and broke the outer casing of the microphone used by Rays radio announcer Andy Freed. It was the second time that has happened this year to Freed. Tigers INF Mike Aviles did it on July 3.

On deck

Tuesday: vs. Royals, 7:10. Rays — LH Matt Moore (7-7, 4.08), Royals — RH Yordano Ventura (6-9, 4.88)

Roger Mooney, Times staff writer