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Russell County's Rasmus makes big league debut

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ATLANTA -

Former Russell County star Cory Rasmus made his Major League debut on Wednesday, pitching the last 1.2 innings in the Braves' 8-3 win over Minnesota.

Rasmus entered the game with one out and men on first and second in the eighth inning. He got a flyout from Ryan Doumit for the second out of the inning, then notched his first big league strikeout when Chris Colabello came up empty on a slider.

After giving up a solo home run to Aaron Hicks to start the ninth, Rasmus got Brian Dozier swinging on a 93 mph fastball up in the zone. After another solo home run, a flyout and a walk, Ramus struck out Josh Willingham on a slider to end the game.

The former Warrior finished the game with 1.2 innings pitched, two hits, two earned runs, a walk and three strikeouts.

Atlanta's offense gave him some breathing room going into the eighth, leading 8-0 after four innings. B.J. Upton hit his fourth home run of the year in the fourth to make it 4-0, then Evan Gattis broke the game open with a grand slam later in the inning, his tenth of the season.

Paul Maholm got the win for going 7.1 innings, giving up just one run and striking out four. The Braves have won six straight and next travel to New York for three with the Mets beginning on Friday.

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