BOTTOM LINE: Max Fried and the Braves will take a 1-0 series lead into Game 2 of the World Series.
The Astros were 51-30 in home games in 2021. Houston has a team batting average of .276 this postseason, Yordan Alvarez has led them with an average of .432, including eight extra base hits and nine RBIs.
The Braves were 46-35 on the road in 2021. Atlanta has hit 14 home runs this postseason, Freddie Freeman has accounted for three of them en route to posting a slugging percentage of .595.
The Braves won the last meeting 6-2. A.J. Minter secured his first victory this postseason and Jorge Soler went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs for Atlanta. Framber Valdez registered his first loss of the postseason for Houston.
TOP PERFORMERS: Kyle Tucker leads the Astros with 70 extra base hits and is slugging .558.
Ozzie Albies leads the Braves with 77 extra base hits and 106 RBIs.
DURING THE PLAYOFFS: Astros: .276 batting average, 4.64 ERA, outscored opponents by 17 runs