Atlanta Braves' Tucker Davidson to start Game 5 of World Series vs. Houston Astros

Jorge Soler and Dansby Swanson hit back-toback home runs to propel the Braves past the Astros. (1:01).
Tucker Davidson, a left-hander who has only made five appearances in his career and was named as the roster replacement for Charlie Morton, will be starting Game 5 for Atlanta Braves.

The Braves hold a 3-1 advantage in the series against Houston Astros. They are hoping to win it at home Sunday night.

After making his major league debut in 2020, Davidson, 25, posted a 3.60 ERA in four starts in the big league this season. In four Triple-A Gwinnett starts, Davidson was 2-2 and had a 1.17 ERA. His last appearance was Oct. 3. Due to left forearm inflammation, he missed a lot of the season.

Davidson has not played in any postseason major league games.

Morton sustained a fractured fibula when he was hit on the lower right leg in the second inning in Atlanta's 6-2 win.

Framber Valdez will be back on the mound for Astros. He gave up five runs in two innings of Game 1.

After Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Astros in Game 4, Dusty Baker, Astros manager, said that "we've had our backs against the wall before." "Our guys know exactly what to do. There isn't much to say. We are aware of what we need to do.

This report was contributed by The Associated Press.