Vaughn Grissom called up, homers in MLB debut as Braves beat Red Sox

AP photo by Charles Krupa / Atlanta Braves rookie Vaughn Grissom celebrates while running past third base coach Ron Washington after hitting a two-run homer in the seventh inning of Wednesday night's game against the Boston Red Sox. Grissom, called up earlier in the day, was hitless in his first two at-bats in his MLB debut before hitting the first pitch of his next trip to the plate out of Fenway Park.

BOSTON - Vaughn Grissom was rounding third base at Fenway Park when it sank in.

He had just cleared the Green Monster for his first hit in his Major League Baseball debut, and he gave himself an emphatic clap before finishing his home run trot.

"That was like a 'We made it' moment, I guess," the Atlanta Braves' top prospect said after homering to help the team beat the Boston Red Sox 8-4 on Wednesday night. "Like a 'We did it' type of feeling."

Grissom homered onto Lansdowne Street - and then singled and scored another run - and Marcell Ozuna hit a three-run homer to help complete a two-game sweep in an interleague series. Kyle Wright earned his National League-leading 14th win for the reigning World Series champions, who arrived in Boston after losing four of five to the first-place New York Mets and are now seven games back as the second-place team in the NL East, where the Braves are the four-time reigning division champs.