Brewers win Game 1 pitchers' duel over Braves

Braves starter Charlie Morton (0-1) who had allowed just two hits through six innings, hit Avisail Garcia with a pitch to open the seventh. Tellez, who was on the injured list from Sept. 12 to Oct. 1 with a right patella strain, then drove a 1-2 pitch 411 feet to right-center.

Pinch-hitter Joc Pederson brought the Braves within 2-1 with an opposite-field homer to left with two outs in the eighth off Adrian Houser, who had retired the first five hitters he faced.

Josh Hader, who converted 34 saves in 35 tries during the regular season, preserved the victory with a scoreless ninth, despite allowing a walk and a hit. Pinch-hitter Orlando Arcia, acquired from Milwaukee in an early-season trade, grounded out with runners at the corners to end the game. Houser (1-0) got the victory.

Brewers starter Corbin Burnes, the major’s regular-season ERA leader, allowed two hits in six scoreless innings before being lifted for a pinch-hitter. He struck out six and walked three in his 91-pitch outing.

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