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Tampa Bay Rays (43-41)

Fri. 7/3 Sat. 7/4 Sun. 7/5 Mon. 7/6 Tue. 7/7
@ NYY 
L 5-7
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@ NYY 
L 2-3
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@ NYY 
W 8-1
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@ KC 
5:10 PM PT6:10 PM MT7:10 PM CT8:10 PM ET20:10 ET0:10 GMT8:10 5:10 PM MST7:10 PM EST7:40 PM VEN4:10 UAE (+1)7:10 PM CT
@ KC 
5:10 PM PT6:10 PM MT7:10 PM CT8:10 PM ET20:10 ET0:10 GMT8:10 5:10 PM MST7:10 PM EST7:40 PM VEN4:10 UAE (+1)7:10 PM CT

Rays-Royals Preview

(AP) -- It was a rewarding Sunday for the Kansas City Royals in more ways than one.

Looking to sustain their momentum for the final week of the first half of the season and ready to show off their newly minted All-Stars, the Royals open a four-game series Monday night against the Tampa Bay Rays.

The AL Central-leading Royals (46-33) endured a rough stretch early last week with a four-game losing streak - including three in a sweep by upstart Houston - before grinding out a four-game split versus Minnesota, their closest pursuers in the division. Eric Hosmer's double in the ninth plated Lorenzo Cain with the winning run as Kansas City rebuilt its division lead over the Twins to 4 1/2 games.

AVG: L. Forsythe.281
HR: S. Souza Jr.15
RBI: E. Longoria35
SB: S. Souza Jr.10
W: C. Archer9
ERA: C. Archer2.18
Saves: B. Boxberger20
K: C. Archer141
AL East
NY Yankees 4438.537-
Baltimore 4339.5241
Tampa Bay 4341.5122
Toronto 4341.5122
Boston 3945.4646
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .241 (26)
Runs: 306 (25)
Hits: 673 (26)
Home Runs: 72 (17)
Stolen Bases: 60 (5)
OBP: .305 (22)
SLG: .377 (24)
Total Bases: 1056 (23)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.40 (7)
Runs Allowed: 304 (7)
Saves: 34 (1)
Strikeouts: 710 (3)
OpBA: .232 (1)
OBP: .299 (7)
SLG: .365 (5)
Run Support: 3.64 (26)
Date Player Transactions
7/5 R. Belisario Refused Minor League Assignment - Free Agent
7/4 M. Krauss Designated for Assignment
7/4 C. Riefenhauser Sent to Minors
7/4 E. Teaford Purchased From Minors
7/3 J. Loney Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
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Date Player Status
6/10 A. Bellatti Right shoulder tendinitis (on 15-day DL)
6/6 J. Odorizzi Strained left oblique (on 15-day DL)
5/31 T. Beckham off 15-day DL
5/25 J. Loney off 15-day DL
5/24 S. Souza Jr. Left game - left wrist sprain (day-to-day)
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