Baltimore, MD (Sports Network) - Bud Norris didn't have to travel far when he
was dealt from the Houston Astros during Wednesday's trade deadline.
He just needed to walk down the hall of the team they were playing against at
The 28-year-old right-hander was dealt from the Astros to the Baltimore
Orioles in the midst of their three-game series. He moves on from the worst
team in the majors -- in which he went 34-46 in five seasons -- to one that's
fighting in an AL East pennant race.
In his Orioles debut, Norris pitched six innings and his new team managed
to win the rubber match, 6-3, on Thursday.
Norris (7-9) gave up two runs on four hits while fanning eight and walking two
against the team that selected him in the sixth round of the 2006 MLB Draft.
Chris Davis hit his 39th home run and 100th RBI of the season while Nate
McLouth drove in two runs for the Orioles.
Brett Wallace and Marc Krauss each hit a solo shot for the Astros, who saw
starter Jordan Lyles (4-5) surrender five runs -- three earned -- on nine hits
over 5 2/3 innings.
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