Jorge Soler is back in the leadoff spot for the Atlanta Braves as they get set to take on the Houston Astros in Game 1 of the World Series. Soler settled into the leadoff spot for the Braves down the stretch and remained there until he tested positive for COVID-19 prior to Game 4 of the Division Series. He missed the start of the NLCS and was activated before Game 5, but came off the bench in the final two games.
NLCS MVP Eddie Rosario will be in left field and hitting fifth while Joc Pederson slides to eighth against the lefty and will play right field.
10/26 #Braves Lineup World Series Game 1— Kris Willis (@Kris_Willis) October 26, 2021
1. Soler DH
2. Freeman 1B
3. Albies 2B
4. Riley 3B
5. Rosario LF
6. Duvall CF
7. d’Arnaud C
8. Pederson RF
9. Swanson SS
Charlie Morton RHP
No surprises for the Astros with their lineup in Game 1. Chas McCormick gets the start in centerfield while Martin Maldonado will be behind the plate and hitting ninth and is 8-for-15 in his career against Charlie Morton.
The Astros against Charlie Morton: Altuve 4, Brantley 7, Bregman 5, Alvarez DH, Correa 6, Tucker 9, Gurriel 3, McCormick 8, Maldonado 2— Chandler Rome (@Chandler_Rome) October 26, 2021
Game 1 of the World Series is scheduled to begin at 8:09 p.m. ET and can be seen on FOX.
Latest odds from DraftKings Sportsbook: Astros -140, Braves +120