Carlos Pena's next strikeout will tie his club record of 166, which he set in 2008. Entering Sunday's game, his 165 K's ranked third in the Majors. Adam Dunn of the White Sox is first, with 194, and Curtis Granderson of the Yankees ranks second, with 168.
After striking out 11 on Saturday night, Chris Archer has accrued 25 K's in his first three Major League starts. According to Elias, Archer is one of two pitchers to do this in the last 25 years, joining the Nationals' Stephen Strasburg, who had 32 in 2010. Archer is the first American League pitcher to accomplish the feat since Al Leiter fanned 25 for the Yankees in 1987.
Heading into Sunday's contest, Rays pitchers had totaled at least 13 strikeouts in three straight games, a club record, making them the first AL team in more than 10 years to put up such a streak. The Yankees did so from May 17-19, 2002.
The Second Annual Mystery Ball, staged on Saturday by hitting coach Derek Shelton's wife, Alison, along with the Rays Wives Association, raised $34,000. The event benefited St. Petersburg's All Children's Hospital.