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Winning numbers drawn in 'Cash 3 Night' game

ATLANTA (AP) _ The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's "Cash 3 Night" game were:


(five, four, one)

Winning numbers drawn in 'Cash 4 Night' game

ATLANTA (AP) _ The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's "Cash 4 Night" game were:


(three, three, three, seven)

Winning numbers drawn in 'Fantasy 5' game

ATLANTA (AP) _ The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's "Fantasy 5" game were:


(seven, twenty-four, twenty-six, twenty-seven, twenty-nine)

NL East champion Braves rally past Mets 7-3 for 6th straight

NEW YORK (AP) - Ronald Acuna Jr. hit a go-ahead single in the seventh inning, Ozzie Albies homered in the eighth and the NL East champion Atlanta Braves rallied past the New York Mets 7-3 on Tuesday night for their sixth straight victory.

Atlanta shortstop Dansby Swanson exited early with a sore left hand, and the Braves were held scoreless by Noah Syndergaard for six innings. But they jumped all over the Mets' bullpen for seven runs in the next two innings to match their longest winning streak of the season.

Looking to land the best playoff position possible, the Braves began the day a half-game ahead of NL West-leading Los Angeles for home-field advantage in the best-of-five Division Series. The Dodgers played at Arizona later.

Mets captain David Wright was reinstated from the 60-day disabled list before the game but did not play even though he was available off the bench. Following a long road back from several serious injuries, Wright was on the active roster for the first time since June 3, 2016.

The 35-year-old Wright is scheduled to start at third base Saturday night against last-place Miami, a farewell game before he calls it a career. Fans in the small crowd chanted "We want David!" during the late innings, including when Mets third baseman Todd Frazier committed a costly error in the eighth.

Kurt Suzuki drove in two runs for the Braves, who trailed 3-0 before rallying against Robert Gsellman (6-3) in the seventh. Acuna's two-run single off Drew Smith gave Atlanta a 4-3 lead.

Suzuki had an RBI double in the eighth, and Albies hit a two-run shot off Jerry Blevins in the eighth for his 24th homer this year.

Dan Winkler (4-0) allowed a run in one inning for the win.

After the first pitch was delayed 32 minutes by rain, Michael Conforto hit an RBI double off the top of the center-field fence for the Mets in the third. Jay Bruce followed with a run-scoring single off rookie Touki Toussaint, who went five innings in his fifth major league start.

Tomas Nido had a sacrifice fly in the sixth off Winkler.


Before the game, the Mets played a video tribute to former first baseman Lucas Duda. Now a bench bat for the Braves, the quiet Duda smiled and doffed his cap in the dugout.


Braves: Swanson lined out to center field in the second and was replaced at shortstop by Charlie Culberson in the bottom of the inning. The team said Swanson was removed as a precaution.

Mets: Assistant general manager John Ricco said the club hopes to schedule injured slugger Yoenis Cespedes for surgery on his other heel during the third week of October. Following the first operation on one heel, Cespedes is still wearing a boot that Ricco thinks can come off in two to three weeks.


Mets ace Jacob deGrom (9-9) makes his final scheduled start of a sensational season Wednesday night versus Atlanta. The right-hander leads the majors with a 1.77 ERA and hopes to polish his resume for the NL Cy Young Award. Against the Braves this season, deGrom is 0-2 with a 1.09 ERA in five outings. He is 5-5 with a 1.83 ERA in 16 starts against them. On the mound for Atlanta will be left-hander Sean Newcomb (12-9, 4.04), perhaps auditioning for his postseason role.


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Braves 7, Mets 3

E_T.Frazier (11), A.Jackson (4). DP_New York 1. LOB_Atlanta 8, New York 10. 2B_F.Freeman (41), Camargo (26), Suzuki (24), Conforto (24), Do.Smith (11). HR_Albies (24). CS_Bruce (3). SF_Nido (2).

HBP_by Bashlor (Acuna). WP_Smith, Sobotka.

Umpires_Home, Chris Conroy; First, CB Bucknor; Second, Fieldin Cubreth; Third, Brian O'Nora.

T_3:24. A_21,943 (41,922).

Winning numbers drawn in 'Mega Millions' game

ATLANTA (AP) _ The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the "Mega Millions" game were:

08-16-32-48-61, Mega Ball: 12, Megaplier: 2

(eight, sixteen, thirty-two, forty-eight, sixty-one; Mega Ball: twelve; Megaplier: two)

Winning numbers drawn in 'All or Nothing Night' game

ATLANTA (AP) _ The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's "All or Nothing Night" game were:


(two, three, four, five, six, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, fifteen, sixteen, twenty-four)

Mets activate Wright off DL for final homestand of season

NEW YORK (AP) - Hanging on a hook in David Wright's locker, above the baseball spikes and opposite the helmets of his favorite football teams, the New York Giants and Virginia Tech Hokies, was a blue and orange Mets cap and white jersey with pinstripes.

No. 5 as always, with his name across the back.

And for the first time in nearly 2 years, Wright was ready to grant himself the privilege of putting it on.

"When I'm hurt, I never put my uniform on. I wear a hoodie or something like that," he said. "So to put that thing on again means the world to me, and is something that you tend to take for granted."

After countless hours of rehab during an arduous comeback, Wright was reinstated from the disabled list Tuesday and added to New York's active roster for the first time since June 3, 2016. Following a long road back from several serious injuries, the 35-year-old team captain was eligible off the bench against NL East champion Atlanta.

"To say it's a good feeling is an understatement. It's been a long time coming and I can't wait to put that jersey on tonight, for sure," Wright said. "A lot of time, a lot of hard work."

Wright didn't play in a 7-3 loss, but he's scheduled to start at third base in his farewell game Saturday night against Miami.

"I'm real nervous, I'll tell you that. I'm real excited. Got the butterflies going. It's going to be a weird, yet fulfilling feeling," he said. "I want to put on as good a show as I possibly can - and at the same time soak it all in."

Mets manager Mickey Callaway confirmed longtime teammate and friend Jose Reyes will start alongside Wright at shortstop on Saturday.

"I'm going to try to allow myself to get in the moment," Wright said. "I'll take it all in while I'm out there as much as I can."

Assistant general manager John Ricco said it was unlikely Wright would play during the three-game series against the Braves because they're trying to earn home-field advantage in the Division Series, and the Mets don't want to compromise the integrity of the pennant race.

It's possible Wright could pinch-hit in a lopsided game, though.

Heavy rain fell much of Tuesday, and the series opener began in front of a sparse crowd following a 32-minute delay.

Wright and Callaway have both expressed a desire to get the seven-time All-Star a plate appearance or two ahead of Saturday. So it seems Friday night against the last-place Marlins is most likely.

"I hope to go out there and do something that doesn't embarrass me, but it's going to be difficult, not having an at-bat for a while," Wright said.

Wright hasn't played in the majors since May 27, 2016, due to neck, back and shoulder injuries that required surgery. He homered in his last three games before going on the DL.

Last month, Wright batted .171 (7 for 41) with a double and two RBIs in 10 rehab games for Class A St. Lucie and two with Triple-A Las Vegas.

The Mets announced plans on Sept. 13 to activate Wright for the last homestand of the year, giving him an opportunity to accomplish his goal of returning to the majors - and a chance for him and adoring Mets fans to say goodbye.

"Honestly, I was hoping he'd be back as a full-time player," Ricco said. "I was hoping for more than this, obviously."

Unable to get healthy enough to resume his career in earnest, Wright said he expects this weekend to be his last big league appearance. Choking back tears earlier this month, he mentioned how important it was to him to have his two young daughters see him play, and several friends and family members will be in New York this week to cheer him.

"The support that I've received the last couple weeks has been indescribable," Wright said. "The memories have been plentiful."

Before injuries derailed his stellar career, Wright once appeared on track to compiling a Hall of Fame resume. Drafted by the Mets, he is the longest-tenured active player with one team in the majors.

Wright is perhaps the greatest position player in team history, too - the club's career leader in hits (1,777), RBIs (970), runs (949), doubles (390), total bases (2,945), extra-base hits (658) and walks (761). His 242 home runs rank second to Darryl Strawberry's 252, and he went deep at Citi Field in Game 3 of the 2015 World Series.

"As a young player ... you think you can play forever," Wright said. "I basically went without a scratch for the first eight, nine, 10 years, and things certainly caught up to me fast the last three years."

Wright was reinstated from the 60-day disabled list Tuesday. To make room for him on the 40-man roster, the Mets placed right-hander Eric Hanhold on the 60-day DL with a strained left oblique muscle.


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Falcons place Allen on season-ending IR with torn Achilles

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - The Atlanta Falcons have placed free safety Ricardo Allen on season-ending injured reserve with a torn Achilles tendon.

Allen was carted off the field in last Sunday's overtime loss to New Orleans, becoming the third defensive starter to go down for Atlanta. Strong safety Keanu Neal tore his ACL in the opener and is out for the year. Linebacker Deion Jones underwent foot surgery and is sidelined until at least Nov. 18.

Damontae Kazee and Jordan Richards will start at the safety spots when the Falcons (1-2) host Cincinnati (2-1) on Sunday. Keith Tandy is the primary backup.

Atlanta's defense is hurting on the line, too, with ends Takkarist McKinley and Derrick Shelby nursing groin injuries.

To provide depth, the Falcons re-signed safety Sharrod Neasman, who played in 14 games during the last two seasons, and linebacker Bruce Carter, a backup the last four years with Dallas, Tampa Bay and the New York Jets.

Atlanta added linebacker Richie Brown and cornerback Deante Burton to the practice squad and waived Christian Blake from the practice squad.


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Delta grounds flights amid 'technology issue'

ATLANTA (AP) - Delta Air Lines says it has grounded flights as it works to address a "technology issue."

The airline said in a statement Tuesday evening that Delta IT teams were working to fix the issue, which affected "some" of its systems. The statement does not specify what the technology issue is.

It was not immediately known how many people or flights have been affected.

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