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Red Sox having deep thoughts

After launching eight homers against Tigers, visions of long playoff run abound

Updated: September 5, 2013, 2:38 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- They're in, they're real, they will be playing deep into October.

Those are sentiments many have been reluctant to utter, the memory of 2011 still too fresh to ignore.

Purge those thoughts, Boston Red Sox fans. The Soggy Bottom Boys have met every challenge, answered every question, spiked every doubt.

They went to Los Angeles and took two out of three from the hottest team on the planet, the Dodgers. They came back home to Boston, knocked the Orioles out of the ...

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