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

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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