Charlie Morton done for World Series after breaking leg

After suffering a broken right calf bone in Tuesday's opener, Charlie Morton, Atlanta Braves pitcher, has been removed from the World Series.

Charlie Morton done for World Series after breaking leg

After suffering a broken right calf bone in Tuesday's opener, Charlie Morton, Atlanta Braves pitcher, has been removed from the World Series.

Mine Nur Deniz
Mine Nur Deniz
27 October 2021 Wednesday 16:39
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Charlie Morton done for World Series after breaking leg

After striking out Jose Altuve with a 2-2 curveball in the bottom of the third, Morton was left hobbling on the base mound. A.J. replaced Morton as the lefty reliever after the right-hander grabbed his leg. Minter was allowed to warm up for as long as he wanted.

Yuli Gurriel's grounder in the first inning struck Morton on the leg. However, he remained in the game. Morton finished the inning and began the third. However, the leg was already swelling.

Atlanta stated that X-rays had shown a fractured right fibula during the fifth inning. He is expected to be available for spring training, according to the team.

Minter gave up a double on his first batter, Michael Brantley. However, he retired Alex Bregman with a grounder and struckout AL Championship Series MVP Yordan Avarez to keep Houston off of the scoreboard.

Morton, a 37-year old right-hander, pitched the final four innings for Houston and earned the win in Game 7.

Morton threw 44 pitches, allowing Brantley to score one run in the first. He also allowed two walks and three strikes.

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