Braves’ Charlie Morton exits World Series opener with injury

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.