The catcher of Kansas City Royals have been side-lined since March with a knee injury, but has made his season debut on Friday and has played in three of the past four games. Perez, who suffered a torn meniscus from his left knee in spring training, hit his first home run on Friday. He managed to catch nine innings on Sunday, and added a hit while catching Luke Hochevar's complete-game shutout in Monday's 8-0 victory over Tampa Bay. The Rays had a several relievers unavailable for Monday's game after playing a Sunday doubleheader in Philadelphia.The middle game of the three-game set will be played Tuesday by Chris Archer, Tampa Bay Rays. Archer, who made his big-league debut last Wednesday, was able to overcome a rough first inning and no-hit the Nationals for five frames. Bruce Chen will continue to pitch for the Royals. Chen has won six of his past eight decisions, allowing three earned runs or fewer seven times in his past nine starts.Tampa Bay Rays at Kansas City RoyalsWhen?: 8.10 pm ET, Tuesda June 26, 2012Where: Kaufman Stadium, Kansas City, MissouriKansas? City has opened up as the -110 favorites. Check out for more Sports betting odds and more. Sports betting odds and lines there are always up to date.Pitching Match UpTampa? Bay RH Chris Archer (0-1; 1.50 ERA) VS Kansas City H Bruce Chen (6-6; 4.81 ERA).Archer proved that he pitched very well in his major-league debut on Wednesday against Washington, settling down after a three-run first inning. In six innings, the 23-year-old RH struck out seven and walked one.The Royals' left-hander Chen, 35 years old, provided veteran stability. In his last start Chen defeated Houston, allowing five runs and one earned run over 5 1/3 innings. He also walked two and struck out six. Chen has only lost twice since May 5.<img width="374" src="">Important things to keep in mind when playing this game* Infielder Brooks Conrad have been signed up by Tampa Bay to a minor-league contract Thursday. Conrad was 3-for-6 and had five RBIs in his three first games with the Rays. He added a hit on Monday.* After averaging 3.3 runs per game in June through Saturday, the Royals scored eight runs in each of their past two contests.* Manny Pina (an injured Kansas City catcher) began his rehabilitation assignment in the Rookie Arizona League.

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