Extra bases

Extra bases

• Since Evan Longoria returned to the lineup, the team has gone 11-2 and outscored its opponents, 80-34. With Longoria in the lineup this season, the team averages 5.17 runs per game, compared with 3.86 runs without him.

• Monday starts "American Legion" Week for the team, meaning that pregame batting practice will be optional.

• Tampa Bay was swept the last time it faced Kansas City. The club has an 11-16 mark against the American League Central, the worst in the league.

• Jeff Niemann made his first start with Triple-A Durham after a pair with Class A Charlotte. He went 4 1/3 innings, allowing four runs on 12 hits and striking out three.