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Orioles' top prospect Jackson Holliday has first RBI in big league debut at Fenway Park

Orioles promote top prospect Jackson Holliday
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BALTIMORE - Baltimore Orioles' top prospect Jackson Holliday had his first RBI in his big league debut on Wednesday at historic Fenway Park in Boston.

Holliday grounded out in the top of the sixth inning with two runners in scoring position. Colton Cowser scored from third.

He went 0-for-4 in the Orioles' 7-5 win over the Red Sox.

Holliday, who was officially called up on Wednesday, joins an Orioles' lineup full of young talent that also includes Gunnar Henderson, Adley Rutschman, Jordan Westburg and Colton Cowser.

He is baseball's top prospect and the son of former All-Star Matt Holliday.

"We're excited to watch him play. It's a big deal," said Orioles manager Brandon Hyde. "To have a No. 1 prospect in baseball on the club and make his debut at Fenway Park, it's a special place. We are excited for him. It's an overwhelming day for Jackson. There's a lot to process and there's a lot of hype. Hopefully, he can relax and play confidently."   

Holliday is wearing jersey No. 7. He batted ninth and played second base on Wednesday.

Holliday, a left-handed batter, took his first swings against Red Sox righty Kutter Crawford.

To make room for Holliday, the O's designated Tony Kemp for assignment.

The No. 1 overall draft pick in the 2022 Major League Baseball Draft made it through the Orioles' minor league system in less than two years.

Holliday hit .333 with two home runs, nine RBIs and 14 runs scored this season in 42 at-bats for Triple-A Norfolk. He played in Tuesday's 5-2 loss against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders and went 1-for-4 with a walk.

Holliday's Camden Yards debut could be this weekend when the Orioles play the Milwaukee Brewers.

The first 15,000 fans ages 15 and older will receive a Jackson Holliday debut t-shirt at Friday's game.

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