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[Three Up]

Francisco Rodriguez, RHP, Angels
After a rocky 2003 season he has regained command of his slider,
and in 13 2/3 innings through Sunday had struck out 20 and not
allowed an earned run.

Tigers offense
Despite an ERA .62 worse than last year through its first 25
games, Detroit was 13-12 thanks to the highest-scoring offense
(5.7 runs per game) in the AL.

Matt Clement, RHP, Cubs
The forgotten starter was 4-1, led the National League in
opponents' batting average (.167) and was sixth in strikeouts per
nine innings (9.74).

[Three Down]

Ichiro Suzuki, RF, Mariners
After hitting .259 during a second-half slide last season, he has
continued to struggle, batting .270 with a subpar .325 on-base
percentage through Sunday for reeling Seattle.

Indians bullpen
Wasting a fine April by its starters (4.01 ERA), the relievers
had a major-league-high 7.46 ERA and had lost four games in which
they had a lead after seven innings.

Jose Reyes, 2B, Mets
The phenom was shut down indefinitely after an MRI showed that
his injured hamstring hadn't healed. --Albert Chen