Cincinnati, which won a franchise-record 17 games in
April en route to the best record in the National League through Sunday, has
found an unlikely ace in Bronson Arroyo (right). The 29-year-old righthander,
traded to the Reds on March 20 for outfielder Wily Mo Pe�a, loves his new home.
"It's a more relaxed atmosphere," says the mellow Key West native, who
was 4-0 with a 2.34 ERA through five starts with Cincinnati, after going 14-10,
4.51 for Boston last season. "I feel I can control my emotions a little
more, control the game a little more. In Boston you're expected to win every
night. Here, they're picking us to run neck and neck with the Pirates for last
place." Maybe not for long.