Saturday, December 4

Charlie Morton’s mystique grows with acting in Game 1


HOUSTON – Atlanta won its first World Series game since 1996 on Tuesday, but after all the victors wanted to talk about was what they had lost.

Charlie Morton, who started Game 1, received a direct line from his right leg in the second inning. He retired three more batters before the pain became unbearable. X-rays revealed that the fibula had been ruptured. The exact timeline of the fracture itself is unclear. The team said an X-ray after the second inning was negative, so the coaches allowed him to get back on the mound in the third. After striking out Jose Altuve, Morton pointed to the dugout. A second X-ray, the team said, showed a tear. He was flown to a local imaging center for further testing, but has already been ruled out for the rest of the World Series.




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