DENVER, Colorado. - What a great first impression for rookie pitcher Darius Vines.
The St. Bonaventure High School and Oxnard College graduate Vines won in his Major League Baseball debut as Atlanta defeated Colorado 7-3.
Vines allowed just 2 runs on four hits while striking out five in six innings for the Braves.
Vines is the first visiting pitcher at hitters-friendly Coors Field in Colorado to work at least six innings and allow two or fewer runs in their Major League debut.