Peep Show

Updated: April 30, 2004, 9:27 AM ET
By By David Mosse

American League

Minnesota Twins: Joe Nathan, who entered the season with one career save, is growing into his role as the Twins' closer. In his first month on the job, he has converted all six of his save opportunities. In 10 innings, he has given up three runs -- all in a blowout victory and non-save situation. Minnesota is counting on Nathan to replace former closer Eddie Guardado, who earned 86 saves in 2002 and 2003.

Anaheim Angels: A videotape session might have cured Vladimir Guerrero's early-season struggles. Guerrero, who began the Angels' current road trip hitting just .262 with only eight extra-base hits, is 11 for 22 with five extra-base hits (two homers, three doubles), raising his season average to .322. Guerrero examined tapes of him playing in Montreal and made the necessary mechanical changes.