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(Sports Network) - Brett Lawrie is eligible to return to the lineup after serving his four-game suspension, and Kyle Drabek returns to the mound for the Toronto Blue Jays as they visit the Tampa Bay Rays. ... men-em-51/ . The 24-year-old Kyle Drabek snapped a string of four straight losing starts with a win over the Yankees on Wednesday. Drabek allowed a run on three hits over seven innings, though he did walk four to give him 13 over his past three outings. The right-hander moved to 3-4 with a 3.30 ERA in eight starts this year and will face the Rays for the second time in his career. In a road start against them last May 5, he suffered a 3-1 loss by allowing all three runs on six hits and four walks over 5 2/3 frames. Toronto will look to rebound tonight behind Drabek after having a four-game winning streak halted with Sundays 6-5 loss to the Mets. Jose Bautista homered, singled twice and drove in two runs, while starter Henderson Alvarez yielded all six runs over five innings. The Blue Jays pulled to within a run by scoring twice in the eighth and then put two runners on in the ninth against former teammate Frank Francisco, but the next three batters went down on strikes against the closer. "Those guys at the back end of their bullpen make their money for a reason," said Torontos J.P. Arencibia. "[Francisco] at the end of the game punched out the side after the first two batters getting on. Hes got good stuff." Lawrie could return after he served the final contest of his four-game suspension for his actions towards a home-plate umpire last week. He is hitting .281 with three homers and 17 RBI in 38 games. The Rays, meanwhile, will counter with Jeremy Hellickson, whograbbed his first victory in four starts last time out. It has been nearly nine months since he last tasted defeat. The Rays starter will try to extend his career-high winning streak this evening against the Blue Jays. Hellickson hadnt factored into the decision of his previous three outings before beating the Red Sox on Wednesday. It improved his season record to 4-0 with a 2.77 earned run average in eight starts and stretched his overall winning streak to six in a row dating back to last season. Hellickson hasnt lost since Aug. 30 and is the first Rookie of the Year winner to go 4-0 as a starter the year after winning the award. The 25-year-old righty gave up one run on five hits and two walks over six innings, striking out six while retiring seven of his last eight batters faced. He is 3-0 with a 1.44 ERA in five starts at home this season. Hellickson did win at Toronto on April 19, yielding two earned runs over 5 2/3 innings to improve to 2-0 with a 3.93 ERA in three career games versus the Blue Jays. Toronto is four games back of Baltimore for first place in the American League East, while Tampa Bay sits two games behind the top spot after losing Sundays finale with Atlanta 2-0. David Price struck out seven and was charged with two runs -- one earned -- on six hits and three walks in seven frames for the Rays, who have dropped three of four on the heels of a four-game winning streak. "I thought David obviously did a good job of keeping this 2-0, they just happened to get us today," Rays manager Joe Maddon said. The Rays have won their last four encounters against the Blue Jays by a 32-10 score -- all in Toronto -- and have taken 11 of the past 14 meetings overall. ... ren-uh-35/ . Fierce winds had blown away sections of the safety netting along the Kaernten-Franz Klammer course, and the winds were still too strong later Friday for a safe downhill run. . Finally, hes getting back on the field. The extra-large rookie defensive tackle from Baylor has signed a contract with the Cleveland Browns, the team announced Tuesday night to end a four-day holdout that was beginning to become worrisome.St. Louis Blues forward Jamie Langenbrunner underwent successful surgery on his left hip on Friday. The 37-year-old Langenbrunner will miss the remainder of the season.&nbbsp; In four games this season, the 17-year veteran had one assist. In 1109 games, Langenbrunner has scored 243 and 420 assists for 663 points. ' ' '

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