Norris goes five frames in Triple-A rehab start

Norris goes five frames in Triple-A rehab start

Norris goes five frames in Triple-A rehab start
Astros right-hander Bud Norris tossed five innings and allowed two runs in a rehab start for Triple-A Oklahoma City on Saturday.

On Saturday, he allowed three hits and three runs while striking out seven and earning the victory -- a 4-3 RedHawks win over Omaha.

Norris, who was placed on the DL last Sunday with a sprained knee, threw 75 pitches, 47 of which were strikes. The only two runs he allowed were back-to-back solo homers in the fourth inning.

"I felt pretty good out there," Norris said. "I'm just glad the leg feels 100 percent. I came down here to get healthy and I felt really good, so that's the No. 1 priority. Today was a day to get some work in, and I felt like I got some good work in."

Norris' DL stint is retroactive to June 12, when he made his last start and lasted just 3 1/3 innings against San Francisco. Norris is 5-4 this season with a 4.81 ERA.