Atlanta got the result they wanted with a 6-2 win over Houston in the World Series opener on Tuesday, but were shaken by the loss of Charlie Morton, who suffered a fractured right fibula in the second inning. .
Morton was injured after being hit in the leg by a return from Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel, but still made 16 shots before leaving the game.
The Braves said the x-rays showed a fracture, ending the 37-year-old’s participation in the World Series. Relief AJ Minter replaced Morton and helped secure the victory for the visitors.
«We knew it had to be bad enough for him to come outBraves center fielder Adam Duvall said. “He gave everything. I want to talk to him and see how he feels and let him know that we are all there for him.»
«We’ve been through a lot this year, and I say this in the two and a half months that I’m hereDuvall said. “But guys have to step up. We need everyone at this point in the season. We know it’s a chore. No one is probably 100%, but we need everyone.»
The second game is Wednesday in Houston.