Wright picks up first major league victory

Steven Wright / Steven Brashear
Steven Wright / Steven Brashear

It was a quick April promotion and demotion with the Red Sox for former University of Hawai’i pitcher Steven Wright: a one outing stint in the near-freezing rain in Boston.

After getting the call back up to the big leagues yesterday, the knuckleballer is hoping to sit with the big boys for more than just a cup of coffee.

Wrighty was thrown into the fire right away, coming out of the pen in the fourth inning in Seattle this afternoon.

The former All-American went 5 and 2/3 scoreless innings, punching out three. That extends a scoreless streak dating back to triple-a of 23 and 2/3 innings.

Wright’s clamp-down gave the Sox enough room to make a four run comeback, winning 8-7 in the 10th.

“Franchise” as he was known as a ‘Bow, picked up his first major league win (1-0).

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