Launching ahead, Braves‘ Jorge Soler became the first player to begin a World Series with a home run.
An update from the team’s Twitter page confirms the injury and adds that Morton will, unfortunately, miss the remainder of the World Series.
RHP Charlie Morton underwent X-rays tonight that revealed a right fibula fracture. He will miss the remainder of the World Series and is expected to be ready for Spring Training in 2022.
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) October 27, 2021
By the third inning, Astros‘ left-hander, Framber Valdez, was knocked out following a poor outing. The Astros finally scored by the fourth outing but were unable to mount a complete recovery.
Ultimately, the Braves triumphed 6-2 over the Astros, marking their first World Series win since 1996. Game 2 will continue from Minute Maid Park in Houston tonight (October 27).