BOSTON ( Associated Press) — Atlanta top prospect Von Grissom captured the Green Monster in his major league debut on Wednesday to give the Braves an 8-4 win over the Boston Red Sox.
Promoted hours before Double-A, the 21-year-old saw the first pitch on Lansdowne Avenue for his first hit in the seventh inning. He threw the bat before starting the drive and clapped as he crossed third base.
He came to the plate to receive a congratulation from homer Michael Harris.
Grissom singled out in the ninth inning, scoring the second and helping Atlanta complete a two-game series sweep.
The Red Sox, at the bottom of their division, lost their fourth straight game and lost their sixth game in the last seven.
Kyle Wright (14-5) allowed one run and one hit with one run in six innings, scoring five runs in the last 12 decisions for his 10th win. Boston, the defending World Series champions, defeated the Red Sox 9-7 on Tuesday after losing five of their last six games.
Nick Pivetta (8–9) worked six innings, conceding three runs, at home run by Marcel Ozuna, and five hits with two walks and five strikes.
For the Braves, Dominican Ozuna scored 3-1 with four RBIs and one. Ronald Acuna Jr. 5-1 of Venezuela; William Contreras 4-2 with a run. Puerto Rican Eddie Rosario scored 3-1 with an RBI and a run.
For the Red Sox, Dominican Rafael Devers 4-1. Mexican Alex Verdugo 2-1.