3 up, 3 down

The Kickoff

July 13, 2006|By SHEIL KAPADIA

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Jermaine Dye, outfielder, White Sox -- Last year's World Series Most Valuable Player is 9-for-26 (.346) with four homers and 10 RBIs in his past six games. Dye is batting .378 in July and has 25 homers and 68 RBIs for the season.

Chipper Jones, third baseman, Braves -- Atlanta's veteran is 11-for-20 (.550) with seven RBIs in his past five games. Jones hasn't finished a season at .300 or better since 2003, but he is batting .315 at the All-Star break to go along with 11 homers and 50 RBIs.

Roy Halladay, starter, Blue Jays -- Toronto's ace has won four straight and allowed one earned run in his past two starts. Halladay leads the majors with 12 wins and his 2.92 ERA is third best in the American League.

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Ichiro Suzuki, outfielder, Mariners -- His average has dropped to .343 after going 1-for-18 in his past five games. After hitting .386 in June, he is batting .267 in July. Ichiro has 27 stolen bases at the break after stealing 33 all of last year.

Carlos Delgado, first baseman, Mets -- New York's slugger has suffered from a bruised left hand and is 1-for-12 in his past five games. Delgado has two hits in 20 at-bats in July and has not homered this month.

Bronson Arroyo, starter, Reds -- Cincinnati's pitcher is 0-3 in his past four outings. In his past two starts, Arroyo allowed 11 runs and 15 hits in 11 1/3 innings. He has still been a pleasant surprise for fantasy owners with nine wins and a 3.12 ERA for the season.

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