A fairly healthy hit from Jorge Soler got the Braves off to a terrific start to the World Series.
In his first starting game since testing positive for COVID-19, the Cuban became the only player to hit a home run in the opening inning of a World Series. Atlanta overcame the loss of pitcher Charlie Morton to a broken leg and beat the Houston Astros 6-2 in Game 1 on Tuesday night.
Supported by good bullpen work, a two-run homer by Adam Duvall and a sacrifice fly by Freddie Freeman, the Braves sailed quietly, in their first Fall Classic appearance since Chipper Jones and the Mound’s Three Aces shone. with the team in 1999.
The Venezuelan José Altuve, the Puerto Rican Carlos Correa and the other Astros looked lost in the batting box. This is his third World Series in five seasons, and his first since the signal theft scandal broke.
For the Astros, Cuban Soler 5-2 with one run scored and two RBIs. Puerto Rican Eddie Rosario 5-2 with a run scored.
For the Astros, the Venezuelan Altuve 5-0. The Cubans Yordan Álvarez 3-1 with a scored, Yuli Gurriel 4-2. The Puerto Ricans Correa 3-0 with an RBI, Martín Maldonado 2-0. (AP)