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MLB: Houston 4, Tampa Bay 1

HOUSTON, July 4 (UPI) -- Chris Carter pushed Houston in front with the second of his two home runs Wednesday, bringing the Astros a 4-1 decision over Tampa Bay.

MLB: Houston 4, Chicago Cubs 3

CHICAGO, June 22 (UPI) -- Ronny Cedeno's ninth-inning squeeze bunt scored Justin Maxwell with the deciding run Saturday in Houston's 4-3 interleague win over the Chicago Cubs.

MLB: Chicago White Sox 4, Houston 2

HOUSTON, June 18 (UPI) -- Dayan Viciedo unleashed a bases-clearing triple in the sixth inning Monday, capping a rally that lifted the Chicago White Sox over Houston 4-2.

MLB: Seattle 4, Houston 0

SEATTLE, June 12 (UPI) -- Raul Ibanez homered and Aaron Harang pitched his second shutout of the year in the Seattle Mariners' 4-0 whitewash of the visiting Houston Astros Tuesday.

MLB: Baltimore 3, Houston 1

HOUSTON, June 6 (UPI) -- Miguel Gonzalez went six innings and Jim Johnson earned his 20th save Thursday in helping the Baltimore Orioles beat Houston 3-1.

MLB: Houston 2, Los Angeles Angels 0

ANAHEIM, Calif., June 2 (UPI) -- Bud Norris and two relievers combined on a seven-hit shutout Saturday and the Houston Astros tamed the Los Angeles Angels 2-0.

MLB: Kansas City 7, Houston 3

HOUSTON, May 22 (UPI) -- The Kansas City Royals scored all of their runs in the final two innings of their 7-3 victory over the Houston Astros Tuesday.

MLB: Detroit 7, Houston 2

DETROIT, May 13 (UPI) -- Andy Dirks blasted a grand slam to back a strong start from Anibal Sanchez Monday, propelling the Detroit Tigers over Houston 7-2.

MLB: Houston 3, Los Angeles Angels 1

HOUSTON, May 8 (UPI) -- Bud Norris became the latest pitcher to handcuff Los Angeles Wednesday, allowing a lone run in eight innings to bring Houston a 3-1 win over the Angels.

MLB: Boston 6, Houston 1

BOSTON, April 28 (UPI) -- John Lackey came off the disabled list to earn his first win of the season Sunday and Boston completed a four-game sweep of Houston with a 6-1 victory.

MLB: Houston 3, Seattle 2

HOUSTON, April 24 (UPI) -- Bud Norris lasted just five innings Tuesday but picked up the win in the Houston Astros' 3-2 win over the Seattle Mariners.

MLB: Oakland 7, Houston 5

OAKLAND, Calif., April 17 (UPI) -- Bartolo Colon limited the Astros to one run over six innings Wednesday and the Oakland Athletics finished a three-game sweep with a 7-5 win over Houston.

MLB: Houston 5, Los Angeles Angels 0

ANAHEIM, Calif., April 13 (UPI) -- Justin Maxwell drove in a run in each of the first two innings Friday and Houston went on shut out the Los Angeles Angels 5-0.

MLB: Oakland 6, Houston 3

HOUSTON, April 6 (UPI) -- Jed Lowrie touched off a four-run sixth inning with a solo homer Saturday, launching Oakland to a 6-3 decision over Houston.

MLB: Houston 8, Texas 2

HOUSTON, March 31 (UPI) -- Rick Ankiel cracked a three-run homer Sunday and the Houston Astros celebrated their American League debut with an 8-2 victory over Texas.
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Bud Norris
Houston Astros starting pitcher Bud Norris looks over to smile at St. Louis Cardinals base runner Adam Wainwright at first base in the sixth inning at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on August 2, 2009. Norris, who was making his first major league start, had a no-hitter going until the Wainwright single. Houston won the game 2-0. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
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David Stefan "Bud" Norris (March 2, 1985 in Greenbrae, California) is a Major League Baseball starting pitcher for the Houston Astros.

From Cal Poly, Norris was selected by the Houston Astros in the sixth round (189th overall) of the 2006 amateur entry draft. In 2009, Norris received an invitation to the Astros' spring training camp. Baseball America ranked him as the number two prospect in the Astros' system. In August 2009, he was named the Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Year after leading the league with a 2.63 Earned Run Average.

In July 2009, Norris was called up to pitch for the Astros following an injury to starting pitcher Roy Oswalt. He made his Major League debut on July 29. In his first Major League start, he pitched 7 shut-out innings against the St. Louis Cardinals on August 2, 2009 to earn his first career victory. He took a no-hitter into the sixth inning. In his rookie season overall, Norris went 6-3 in ten starts for a 4.53 Earned Run Average. He was shut down near the end of the season to prevent potential injury. He had shaky start in 2010, having a 5.97 ERA and a 2-6 record up to the allstar break 2010; After the allstar break he was 'lights out,' performing at 7-4. He finished the year at 9-10 with a 4.92 ERA. He is currently at 16-14 with a 4.82 ERA for his Major League career.In 2011, Bud Norris is 4-5 with a 3.26 ERA.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Bud Norris."
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