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December 11, 2004 | From Associated Press
The Arizona Diamondbacks agreed to terms with free-agent pitcher Russ Ortiz on a $33-million, four-year contract a day after striking a deal with third baseman Troy Glaus. "I could see that they were serious," Ortiz said Friday after slipping on a Diamondback jersey as Glaus looked on. "Winning's important. I wanted to be a part of what they're trying to accomplish. "They convinced me from Day 1 they were headed in that direction," he added.
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April 17, 2010 | By Ben Bolch
The defensive projections are frightening. Nearly two weeks into the season, the Dodgers are on pace to make 176 errors — more than twice the 83 they committed last year. They made two more errors during a 9-0 loss to the San Francisco Giants on Saturday at Dodger Stadium, giving them 12 in 11 games. They entered the game with a .974 fielding percentage, already third-worst in the National League. The Dodgers have made two errors in a game five times. "I don't think it's a concern, because I know we're better than that," Manager Joe Torre said.
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March 28, 2010
Dodgers 3, Seattle 1 AT THE PLATE: Andre Ethier hit his third home run of the spring, a towering shot to right-center in the third inning. Casey Blake was two for three with a double, run and run batted in to improve his spring average to .378. ON THE MOUND: Fifth-starter candidates Ramon Ortiz , Carlos Monasterios and Russ Ortiz pitched in relief. Ramon Ortiz gave up a hit in an otherwise tranquil two-thirds inning, Monasterios couldn't get out of the seventh inning, and Russ Ortiz limited the damage to a home run over two innings.
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March 28, 2010
Dodgers 3, Seattle 1 AT THE PLATE: Andre Ethier hit his third home run of the spring, a towering shot to right-center in the third inning. Casey Blake was two for three with a double, run and run batted in to improve his spring average to .378. ON THE MOUND: Fifth-starter candidates Ramon Ortiz , Carlos Monasterios and Russ Ortiz pitched in relief. Ramon Ortiz gave up a hit in an otherwise tranquil two-thirds inning, Monasterios couldn't get out of the seventh inning, and Russ Ortiz limited the damage to a home run over two innings.
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June 7, 2000 | TIM BROWN
ANGELS' KENT BOTTENFIELD (4-5, 5.15) VS. GIANTS' RUSS ORTIZ (3-6, 6.30) Edison Field, 7 * TV--Fox Sports Net * Radio--KMPC (1540) and XPRS (1090) * Update--Bottenfield's goal is to rediscover the command of his earlier starts with the Angels. He has one win since May 5. * Tickets--(714) 663-9000
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April 14, 2007 | From the Associated Press
For one night, it seemed like old times for the San Francisco Giants with Barry Bonds hitting multiple home runs and Russ Ortiz going deep into a game to win. Bonds shook off an early-season slump and some chilly weather to hit his 736th and 737th home runs before being lifted in the fourth inning of an 8-5 Giants victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night that ended Ortiz's 12-game losing streak. Bonds, batting .
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August 31, 2000 | From Associated Press
The way Russ Ortiz has pitched in August might get the San Francisco Giants into October. Ortiz (11-10) earned his sixth consecutive victory, and Barry Bonds hit his 484th home run as the Giants beat the Pittsburgh Pirates, 2-0, Wednesday night at Pittsburgh. The right-hander gave up four hits in seven innings and matched his career high with 12 strikeouts. Ortiz was 6-0 with a 1.31 ERA in August for the first-place Giants, who lead Arizona by 2 1/2 games in the NL West.
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June 15, 1995 | JEFF FLETCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Russ Ortiz, a former standout pitcher at Montclair Prep, signed Wednesday with the San Francisco Giants for a bonus package valued at more than $100,000. Ortiz, a fourth-round pick, said the decision to give up his final year of eligibility at Oklahoma was not difficult. "As soon as I found out what round I got drafted in, I knew I would sign," he said by phone from Norman, Okla. "It was just a matter of how much money I would be offered."
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July 21, 1999 | ERIC SONDHEIMER
There's a generational change under way in major league baseball involving the best of the Valley pitchers from the 1980s and the rising young guns from the 1990s.
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September 9, 2003 | From Associated Press
For Russ Ortiz, it was another routine performance. Same for Kevin Millwood. Ortiz bounced back from his usual shaky start to earn his career-high 19th win, Millwood got pounded again by his former team, and the Atlanta Braves hurt Philadelphia's playoff drive by rallying for a 6-4 victory Monday at Atlanta. The Phillies' six-game winning streak was ended and they dropped into a tie in the National League wild-card race with Florida.
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March 26, 2010 | By Dylan Hernandez
Ramon Ortiz is always smiling. "Always," he said. Whether he's indoors or outdoors, sitting among his teammates or walking alone out of the Dodgers' clubhouse, Ortiz wears the carefree grin of a frat-house drunkard. Raising his arms to the clear Arizona sky above his head, he explained why. "I'm with God," he said. The former Angel is born again in more ways than one, as his once-dead career has reemerged this spring from baseball's graveyard — or, more literally, Fresno — probably earning the 36-year-old a place on the Dodgers' opening-day roster.
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April 14, 2007 | From the Associated Press
For one night, it seemed like old times for the San Francisco Giants with Barry Bonds hitting multiple home runs and Russ Ortiz going deep into a game to win. Bonds shook off an early-season slump and some chilly weather to hit his 736th and 737th home runs before being lifted in the fourth inning of an 8-5 Giants victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night that ended Ortiz's 12-game losing streak. Bonds, batting .
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June 24, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
The Baltimore Orioles appear to be the front-runners to sign free-agent starting pitcher Russ Ortiz, according to Ortiz's agent, John Boggs. "We're talking with them," said Boggs, adding that pitching coach Leo Mazzone carries "a lot of weight" with Ortiz. "I would say at this point that they are probably the front-runner." The Arizona Diamondbacks released Ortiz last week after a season and a half of ineffectiveness.
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May 21, 2006 | Tim Brown
Three Days in ... San Francisco The St. Louis Cardinals arrive, and Giants fans get to see what a real home run hitter looks like. At a time when their guy is crafting his inside-out singles swing, Albert Pujols is leading the National League in home runs (21), runs batted in (53) and on-base plus slugging percentage (1.250). He's 26(-ish), he's a good teammate by most accounts, and he's the future of power hitting in the NL. In fact, he's the present of it.
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April 10, 2005 | Steve Henson
Bank One Ballpark, 1:40 TV -- FSNW2. Radio -- 980, 1330. *--* THE MATCHUPS 2005 2004 VS OPP TEAMS/PITCHERS W-L ERA TEAM W-L IP ERA DODGERS/Lowe (R) 0-1 2.57 0-1 -- -- -- Arizona/Ortiz (R) 1-0 4.50 1-0 -- -- -- *--* Update -- Lowe will leave immediately after the game for Boston to take part in a World Series ring ceremony before the Red Sox's home opener. Ortiz, signed by the Diamondbacks as a free agent, has a career record of 104-60 and is 7-6 against the Dodgers. * -- Steve Henson
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December 11, 2004 | From Associated Press
The Arizona Diamondbacks agreed to terms with free-agent pitcher Russ Ortiz on a $33-million, four-year contract a day after striking a deal with third baseman Troy Glaus. "I could see that they were serious," Ortiz said Friday after slipping on a Diamondback jersey as Glaus looked on. "Winning's important. I wanted to be a part of what they're trying to accomplish. "They convinced me from Day 1 they were headed in that direction," he added.
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July 11, 1999 | From Associated Press
Russ Ortiz was so dominant, Mark McGwire couldn't even remember him as the same pitcher he faced last season. When asked how Ortiz looked Saturday in the San Francisco Giants' 4-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals compared to his obscure rookie season last year, McGwire insisted he had never faced him before. "That's bad reporting," said McGwire, whose 28th home run in first inning was one of two hits off Ortiz. "You guys have stats . . .
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September 20, 2003 | From Associated Press
Russ Ortiz recorded his 20th victory in style, pitching a three-hitter and driving in the only run as the Atlanta Braves defeated Florida, 1-0, Friday night to knock the Marlins out of the lead in the wild-card race. The Philadelphia Phillies moved a half-game ahead of Florida with a 7-3 victory over Cincinnati. Ortiz (20-7) reached 20 wins for the first time in his career and gave Atlanta its first 20-game winner since Tom Glavine in 2000.
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