Sports: Dodging the broom. The New York Mets avoided a series sweep by the Braves with a 5-2 win Wednesday at Turner Field. Freddie Freeman hit a solo homer to right field in the eighth inning, his 19th home run this season. Andrew Brown and Lucas Duda went yard for the Mets. Atlanta’s magic number to clinch the division stays at 10 as they head to Philadelphia. Meanwhile in the minors, the Birmingham Barons start their Southern League championship series tonight at Regions Field against the Tennessee Smokies. Game One begins at 7:05 p.m.