Sal Romano didn't have the ball but the rookie righthander and former Southington High star did have a souvenir under his right eye to commemorate his first major league win.
Romano tossed five tough innings and then survived a postgame celebration that left him a little dinged, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Colorado Rockies 6-3 on Thursday.
Romano (1-1), called up before the game to make his second career start, scattered six hits and allowed two runs to help the Reds split the four-game series.
His teammates congratulated him a little too much and left him with a mark under his right eye, but the 23-year-old didn't mind.
"I'll take a win and a scar,"...