Braves Break Out in Game 1

10/27/2021 Braves Break Out in Game 1

By: Jeff Yoder

Braves def. Astros (6-2) to Take Game 1 of the World Series

Chop it up for a one-game lead in the Fall Classic! The Braves were 6-2 winners over the Astros on Tuesday night in Houston. And once again, the bats of Eddie Rosario and company were churning for Atlanta. The Braves erupted for a five-run breakout in the first three innings en route to a 5-0 lead that held up. Rosario, Ozzie Albies and Jorge Soler all went 2-for-5 with 1 RBI while every batter in the starting lineup recorded a hit. Adam Duvall also added a home run to the mix.


Soler’s Historic Swing

Soler got the World Series started with a historic moment as he raked the third pitch of the game for the first true leadoff home run in World Series history. It’s the first time the first batter of Game 1 has ever homered in the Fall Classic.


Morton Breaks Leg

Despite the victory in Game 1, the Braves lost starting pitcher Charlie Morton to a fractured fibula from a line drive in the second inning. Morton finished the inning — a perfect inning — before exiting.


It’s 1-0 Atlanta, but we’re just getting started.


Watch: Braves Win Game 1 of World Series (6-2)


Tonight (World Series)

Gm 2: Braves at Astros (8:00 pm ET)


Additional Storylines

CBS Sports: Braves Jump on Astros to Win Game 1 of World Series

USA Today: Atlanta Weathers Loss of Charlie Morton to Win Game 1

MLB: Jorge Soler Makes World Series History With First True Leadoff HR


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