Braves defeat Astros 6-2 in Game 1 of 2021 World Series


The Atlanta Braves defeated the Houston Astros, 6-2, in Game 1 of the 2021 World Series on Tuesday night. The Braves lead the best-of-seven series by a 1-0 margin.

The Braves took an early lead, with Jorge Soler becoming the first player to ever hit a home run in the first plate appearance of a World Series. Atlanta didn't stop, either, building an early 5-0 lead thanks in part to a two-run home run by Adam Duvall. 

Houston was able to get on the board, but it was too little and too late to matter.

The Braves did suffer a notable loss during Tuesday's game, as starter Charlie Morton was announced to be out for the remainder of the World Series after a comebacker fractured his fibula. Atlanta's bullpen, nevertheless, was able to make the lead stand.

Historically, MLB teams who take a 1-0 lead in a best-of-seven series have gone on to win the set on 64 percent of occasions. That percentage jumps to 84 percent when the team takes a 2-0 lead, making Wednesday's game a pivotal one for both parties. The Braves are expected to start Max Fried while the Astros counter with José Urquidy.

Now for some takeaways from Game 1. 

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