World Sequence 2021: Atlanta Braves beat Houston Astros 6-2 in recreation one however lose Charlie Morton to damage

Jorge Soler’s house run was the primary time that the very first batter in a World Sequence had hit a leadoff homer

The Atlanta Braves got here out swinging early to beat the Houston Astros 6-2 within the opening recreation of the World Sequence.

Jorge Soler hit a house run from the sport’s third pitch, and shortly drove in one other run earlier than Adam Duvall’s two-run homer within the third inning put them 5-0 up at Houston’s Minute Maid Park.

The Astros recorded eight hits however managed to strand 9 baserunners.

A fractured fibula has dominated Braves beginning pitcher Charlie Morton out of the remainder of the best-of-seven collection.

Morton, a 2017 World Sequence winner with Houston, obtained a heat welcome on his return to Texas however was struck by a line drive from former team-mate Yuli Gurriel within the second inning and was pressured off the sector within the third. He would have been anticipated to start out recreation 5 if required.

Astros starter Framber Valdez’s evening had already ended after Duvall’s house run, leaving each groups needing greater than six innings from their bullpens.

Having failed to attain when Morton loaded the bases within the backside of the primary, it took till the fourth inning for the hosts to get on the board when an error by Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson helped Chas McCormick drive in a run.

Swanson atoned when he sprinted house on Freddie Freeman’s sacrifice fly within the eighth to make it 6-1, however though Carlos Correa drove in Yordan Alvarez, Houston couldn’t conjure the rally they wanted.

They’ve now misplaced 5 successive World Sequence video games at house – following the outstanding 2019 collection when all seven video games had been gained by the guests because the Washington Nationals gained 4-3.

Recreation two takes place on Wednesday night, once more in Houston.

Houston Astros pitcher Framber Valdez
Astros starter Valdez confronted 15 batters and gave up eight hits – the shortest World Sequence recreation one begin since 2005 when Houston’s Roger Clemens left after two innings with a sore hamstring
Atlanta Braves pitcher Charlie Morton is helped off the field as manager Brian Snitker looks on
Braves starter Morton suffered a fractured fibula after being hit by a line drive within the second inning – however nonetheless managed to retire three extra batters earlier than exiting within the third

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