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Fowler continues torrid start to season

SAN DIEGO -- Sometimes production trumps quantity.

Rockies center fielder Dexter Fowler entered Sunday's finale of three games with the Padres just 4-for-18 (.222) on the current road trip. However, two of those hits were home runs and another was a double, and he drove in four runs and scored three.

With six homers already, Fowler is seen as a hot player even though the road trip stats don't concur. Fowler is sticking with a philosophy of not pressuring himself, whether he's hot or cold.

"It's not in your control at all," Fowler said. "Once you start trying to put things in your control, that's when you start messing up."

Thomas Harding is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Hardball in the Rockies, and follow him on Twitter @harding_at_mlb. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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