Even though the Tampa Bay Rays halted the Blue Jays’ 11-game winning streak Monday night, Toronto remains one of the hottest teams in the majors. Winners of 15 of their last 19 outings – out-scoring opponents 103 to 57 in the process – the Blue Jays are in a rhythm. Now, as R.A. Dickey told Todd Hollandsworth on SiriusXM’s First Pitch, “it’s a matter of staying there.”

Dickey has had a bumpy start to his season; while he currently leads the Blue Jays in strikeouts (72), he has a 5.15 ERA and is just 6-8. With his team making an impressive push around him and his health starting to come back, though, Dickey believes he is in prime position to return to Cy Young form.

“I feel like I can really do some things I couldn’t do before from a velocity standpoint,” Dickey said. “I’m encouraged that things are going to turn around.”

Meanwhile, Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes is on track to soon return from injury. Dickey said that Reyes “will bring a legitimate lead off component to our team that we haven’t had since he went down in Kansas City.”

The Blue Jays are currently 5 1/2 games back of the division-leading Red Sox, and play the second of a three-game series Tuesday against the Tampa Bay Rays.

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