Rays, MLB to donate revenue from Rangers-Astros Trop series to relief efforts

All proceeds from the game will be donated to Texas relief efforts.

The Tampa Bay Rays have opened up their doors to the Houston Astros in the wake of the devastation from Hurricane Harvey, and now they're opening up their wallets.

The Astros will host the Texas Rangers at Tropicana Field for a three-game series, beginning Tuesday night. The team was originally scheduled to face the Rangers at Minute Maid Park in Houston, but massive flooding from the storm forced the team and Major League Baseball to move the series, and the Trop was settled upon with the Rays on the road through Sunday.

Ticket prices for the series were priced at $10 per game, with open seating in the lower bowl. MLB and the Rays announced all ticket, concessions and parking revenue from the three-game set will be donated to Harvey relief efforts. 

Major League Baseball and the Players Association also announced Monday a join donation of $1 million to relief efforts, including a portion of those funds allocated to the American Red Cross.

The Astros are scheduled to host the New York Mets staring Friday in Houston, but that series may also be moved to Tropicana Field, housing the Astros in Tampa Bay through the end of the week. A decision is expected by Wednesday.

A moment of silence will be held prior to Tuesday's game in honor of those affected by Harvey.

MLB also announced that Wednesday's Rangers-Astros game at Tropicana Field will be broadcast nationally on ESPN.

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