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Atlanta Braves’ Charlie Morton exits World Series opener with injury

Oct 26, 2021; Houston, TX, USA; Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Charlie Morton (50) comes off the field after sustaining an apparent injury against the Houston Astros during the third inning in game one of the 2021 World Series at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 26, 2021; Houston, TX, USA; Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Charlie Morton (50) comes off the field after sustaining an apparent injury against the Houston Astros during the third inning in game one of the 2021 World Series at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Braves right-hander Charlie Morton departed with what appeared to be a left leg injury in Game 1 of the World Series against the Houston Astros on Tuesday.

Morton left after recording the first out of the third inning via a called third strike on Astros second baseman Jose Altuve.

Morton winced and buckled completing his follow-through on his 44th and final pitch. He immediately departed following a visit from Atlanta medical personnel.

Morton allowed one hit and issued two walks while recording three strikeouts over 2 1/3 scoreless innings. The Braves led 5-0 when Morton departed and left-hander A.J. Minter took over on the mound.

–Field Level Media