Martinez native Robert Stephenson of Cincinnati Reds wins in Major League debut

Martinez native Robert Stephenson of Cincinnati Reds wins in Major League debut

Compiled by Mike Lefkow, mlefkow@bayareanewsgroup.com
Updated:   04/08/2016 05:29:58 AM PDT

 

CINCINNATI, OH - APRIL 07:  Robert Stephenson #55 of the Cincinnati Reds throws a pitch during the game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Great American

CINCINNATI, OH – APRIL 07: Robert Stephenson #55 of the Cincinnati Reds throws a pitch during the game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Great American Ball Park on April 7, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) ( Andy Lyons )
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Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Robert Stephenson throws in his Major League… ( Gary Landers )

Martinez native and Alhambra High grad Robert Stephenson picked up his first big-league win on Thursday, going five innings in his major-league debut with the Cincinnati Reds as they beat the Philadelphia Phillies 10-6.

Stephenson, 23, a former first-round pick of the Reds, was OK in his first outing. He lasted five innings and gave up four runs (three earned) on six hits. He walked two, struck out one and gave up a couple of homers, including one by Ryan Howard.

The right-hander was the beneficiary of an eight-run fourth inning by the Reds. Stephenson threw 87 pitches before being replaced by Jumbo Diaz after the fifth.

Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Robert Stephenson throws in his Major League debut against the Philadelphia Phillies during the first inning of a baseball

Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Robert Stephenson throws in his Major League debut against the Philadelphia Phillies during the first inning of a baseball game, Thursday, April 7, 2016, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers) ( Gary Landers )

 

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