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Atlanta Braves win Game 1 of 2021 World Series over Houston Astros; 3 wins away from championship

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The good guys got their first one in Game 1. The Atlanta Braves made sure they had it from the start.

The Braves took control of Game 1 and set the tone from the very start with a solo home run by Jorge Soler. The Braves never gave the lead back or trailed in Game 1, as they defeated the garbage banging Houston Astros 6-2.

Unfortunately for the Braves, they lost their veteran pitcher in Charlie Morton, who is lost for the postseason with a fractured fibula.

The Braves were able to piece together 6.2 innings from the bullpen; they struck out eight batters in that time.

The nail in the coffin for the Astros in the series was Yule Gurriel hitting a ball off the wall for what was almost a double, but NLCS MVP Eddie Rosario threw a frozen rope to get Gurriel out.

Karma got Gurriel on that play.

Game two of the World Series will continue on Wednesday night at Minute Maid Park. Braves ace Max Fried will take the ball and face Jose Urquidy.

One down for Atlanta, three to go.

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Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws. In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views. After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016. In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season. In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW. Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.
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