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Red Sox-Blue Jays means something again

Jose Iglesias hits the deck after fouling a ball off himself during the eighth inning.
Jose Iglesias hits the deck after fouling a ball off himself during the eighth inning.Credit: jim davis/globe staff

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The Blue Jays had to win 11 consecutive games and 12 out of the last 14 just to get into the American League East conversation again, but now they are the talk of the town. They are baseball’s hottest team, and they have thrust themselves back into the conversation in the division and beyond.

So their four-game series vs. the Red Sox starting Thursday night is indeed meaningful.

The Jays come to town with a repaired Jose Reyes, who spent more than two months on the disabled list with a severely sprained ankle. They have their pitching back in order, with knuckleballer R.A. Dickey hurling a two-hitter in a 3-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays Wednesday afternoon. They have their potent lineup, too.

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