Tuesday, May 3
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks made a late comeback but ended up falling to the Cavaliers in Game 1 of their NBA playoff series last night, 104-93. Dennis Schroder scored a playoff career-high 27 points, with the Cavs pulling away in the game's final few minutes. Paul Millsap scored 17 points in the loss.
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets slammed three home runs over just 16 pitches in the first inning and had no trouble in beating the Atlanta Braves last night, 4-1. Mike Foltynewicz started the game after being called up from the minors. He had been out of the majors since blood clots were found in his right shoulder late last season.
NEW YORK (AP) — Atlanta second baseman Reid Brignac was hit in the face last night during the game against New York, when a David Wright grounder deflected off the bag and skipped up. Brignac had been promoted from Triple-A before the game. He was examined and continued playing.
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — NASCAR has begun studying the wrecks from last weekend's race at Talladega to see what can be changed to keep cars from lifting off the track. Over the course of the race Sunday, 35 cars were involved in at least one accident and two cars went airborne. Nobody was killed but the cost in damaged race cars could run close to $10 million.