Bittersweet victory for Braves in World Series opener after Morton injury

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Oct 26 (Reuters) – Atlanta obtained the consequence they wished with a 6-2 win over Houston in Game One of the World Series on Tuesday however have been left reeling from the lack of ace Charlie Morton, who suffered a fractured proper fibula in the second inning.

Morton was injured after a being hit on the leg by a comebacker from Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel however managed to throw 16 extra pitches earlier than taking himself out of the sport.

The veteran proper hander completed up in the third after putting out Astros second baseman Jose Altuve on a pitch the place he landed awkwardly.

The Braves mentioned X-rays confirmed a fracture, placing an finish to the 37-year-old’s participation in the best-of-seven Series.

Reliever AJ Minter changed Morton and earned the win for the guests.

“We knew it had to be pretty bad for him to come out,” mentioned Braves heart fielder Adam Duvall, whose two-run homer in the third inning chased Astros starter Framber Valdez from the sport.

“He gave it all he had. I want to get in there and talk to him and see how he’s feeling and let him know we’re all here for him.”

Duvall, a commerce deadline acquisition, mentioned the banged-up Braves needed to robust it out.

“We’ve been through a lot this year, and I say that in the two-and-a-half months that I’ve been here,” Duvall mentioned.

“But guys have got to step up. We need everybody at this point in the season. We know this is a grind. Nobody is probably 100%, but we need everybody.”

Game Two is on Wednesday in Houston.

Reporting by Rory Carroll in Los Angeles; Editing by Peter Rutherford

Oct 26, 2021; Houston, TX, USA; Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Charlie Morton in the second inning against the Houston Astros in game one of the 2021 World Series at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

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