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Russ Ortiz makes his case as the Astros take on the Reds


Three up, three down for Ortiz in the first inning. Here's the gameday updater. Also, The Chronicle details the teams with the worst spring training records of the past 25 years, and how their regular seasons turned out. We have some work to do to avoid being the all time spring training cellar dweller.


Cincinnati                                                   Houston

1. Darnell McDonald (CF)                      1. Kaz Matsui (2B)

2. Jeff Keppinger (2B)                             2. Darin Erstad (CF)

3. Laynce Nix (RF)                                   3. Lance Berkman (1B)

4. Jonny Gomes (1B)                             4.  Carlos Lee (LF)

5. Jacque Jones (RF)                             5. Miguel Tejada (SS)

6. Adam Rosales (3B)                           6. Geoff Blum (3B)

7. Paul Janish (SS)                                7. Reggie Abercrombie (RF)

8. Ryan Hanigan (C)                              8. Humberto Quintero (C)

9. Johnny Cueto (P)                               9. Russ Ortiz (P)