Bud Norris earned his first win of the season in Thursday's start against the Blue Jays, allowing three runs over four innings.
Norris allowed five hits, walked one, and struck out four in the effort. He made two big mistakes, allowing a solo home run to Dionver Navarro in the second inning and a two-run blast to Colby Rasmus in the fourth. He's sitting on a 4.44 ERA after four starters. Norris will face the Pirates in his next start.
David Lough collected three hits in four at-bats, walked, and stole two bases as the Orioles topped the Blue Jays on Thursday.
Lough hadn't done much anything at the dish, but was a big factor in the Orioles' 11-run outburst against the Blue Jays. Acquired in the off-season in a trade with the Royals, Lough also crossed home plate three times and stole his third and fourth bases on the season.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Thursday that Brendan Ryan (back, hamstring) is about a week away from being activated.
Ryan has been playing in extended spring training games for a week, though he had a mini-setback earlier this week when his hamstring tightened up on him. However, it sounds like he's back on track and will rejoin the Yankees in early May.