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Game Thread: World Series Game 2, Braves at Astros

Fall Classic continues, Braves lead 1-0

2021 World Series Game 1: Atlanta Braves v. Houston Astros
Last night, Jorge Soler led off Game 1 with a homer
Photo by Darren Georgia/MLB Photos via Getty Images

The 2021 World Series got off to a great start on Tuesday, with the Houston Astros losing Game 1. They fell to the Atlanta Braves by a 6-2 score.

The Braves pounced for five early runs last night, including a homer by Jorge Soler to lead off the game — it was the first time a World Series has ever begun with a homer in its very first plate appearance. Atlanta’s pitching staff held on to the lead the rest of the way, even despite losing starter Charlie Morton to a fractured leg after he was hit by a comeback grounder.

The Fall Classic continues on Wednesday with Game 2, still at Minute Maid Park in Houston. Starting for the Astros is Jose Urquidy, making only his second appearance of the postseason — he was knocked around in a loss in ALCS Game 3. The Braves call on Max Fried, who made two strong outings (NLDS Game 2 and NLCS Game 1) but then got roughed up by the Dodgers in NLCS Game 5.

Braves lineup (away)

  1. LF Eddie Rosario (L)
  2. 1B Freddie Freeman (L)
  3. 2B Ozzie Albies (S)
  4. 3B Austin Riley (R)
  5. DH Jorge Soler (R)
  6. RF Joc Pederson (L)
  7. CF Adam Duvall (R)
  8. C Travis d’Arnaud (R)
  9. SS Dansby Swanson (R)
  • LHP Max Fried

Astros lineup (home)

  1. 2B Jose Altuve (R)
  2. LF Michael Brantley (L)
  3. 3B Alex Bregman (R)
  4. DH Yordan Alvarez (L)
  5. SS Carlos Correa (R)
  6. RF Kyle Tucker (L)
  7. 1B Yuli Gurriel (R)
  8. CF Jose Siri (R)
  9. C Martin Maldonado (R)
  • RHP Jose Urquidy

How To Watch

  • Date: Wednesday, October 27
  • Time: 5:09 p.m. PT
  • TV: Fox