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Battery Power: Braves claim World Series opener, but win comes with a price

Atlanta rode Jorge Soler’s leadoff home run en route to a 6-2 victory, but in the process lost Charlie Morton for the rest of the postseason

World Series - Atlanta Braves v Houston Astros - Game One
Charlie Morton suffered a broken right fibula after taking a come-backer off his shin, but stayed in to throw 16 more pitches before leaving Game 1.
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The Braves opened the World Series in dramatic fashion, with Jorge Soler becoming the first leadoff hitter to ever opener the Fall Classic with a home run. But the highs of Atlanta’s 6-2 win over the Astros on Tuesday night came with the low of losing Charlie Morton to a season-ending injury.

Grant McAuley and Cory McCartney discuss where the Braves turn for Morton’s roster spot, and if his turn in the rotation comes up again. Plus, thoughts on the bullpen stepping up after Morton’s exit, the remade outfield showing out in a big way and Max Fried vs. José Urquidy in Game 2.

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